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Kashmir: CRPF jawans break Ramzan fast to donate blood to cancer patient

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Two CRPF jawans went beyond their call of duty and broke their Ramzan fast to donate blood to a woman suffering from as part of the forces' 'madadgaar' initiative for locals of the valley.

Officials said the CRPF 'madadgaar' helpline received a call few days back from Kishtwar resident seeking help to obtain blood units for his sister Pooja Devi, who is suffering from

The requirement of the Singh family was six units and they informed that while they have arranged for two bottles of blood from their family members, they still are looking for four units, a senior said.

Four personnel of the (CRPF) posted in Srinagar, Sub-inspector and Constables Ramnivas, and volunteered for the blood donation.

Bhat and Mir, who are observing Ramzan fast, broke their fast and donated blood, he said.

All the four personnel went to the Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) yesterday where the woman is admitted for treatment, he said.

The CRPF, that is deployed for security duties in Jammu and Kashmir, had launched the 247 helplineMadadgaar (14411) in June last year to help any valley resident who is in distress.

The helpline is manned by the CRPF personnel.

About two weeks ago, a similar call was made to the helpline from of Doda whose (a condition in which there is an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain) suffering newborn baby required immediate

The CRPF got the conducted free of cost at a hospital, the said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 15:30 IST