Contributing to the extensive COVID-19 relief response throughout the country, the Shrinathji temple in Nathdwara virtually launched an oxygen concentrator and pulse oximeter distribution program in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan.
A total of 315 oxygen concentrators and 300 pulse oximeters were distributed among all primary and community health centres in the district, and 62 government hospitals. Incurring a cost of about ₹1.25 crores, the relief fund and equipment were organised by the temple pontiff Chi. Goswami Vishal and distributed in consultation with the district collector Arvind Poswal and the Chief Medical & Health Officer Sudhakar Shastri. The program was presided over by assembly speaker and area MLA Dr. C.P. Joshi.
Justifying the unprecedented and invaluable contribution by the community for helping overcome such uncertain times, Dr. C.P. Joshi admired the hospital administration in Nathdwara. He also announced that a telemedicine facility will be launched in the district soon, which will allow local citizens to connect with specialists for consultation.
The Nathdwara temple board also promised the delivery of an additional 280 oxygen concentrators and essential medicines in the near future, with the help of the Vaishnav community that supports the temple trust. Furthermore, distilled water for oxygen appliances, lukewarm drinking water and beds for COVID patients shall be made available at the Shri Gauvardhan Government General Hospital.
The Shrinathji temple trust has further insisted for a dense tree plantation program for environment conservation and the temple chief has pledged to plant at least 1000 trees himself. They have also promised to help set up a make-shift hospital of 100 beds in Rajsamand, if the need arises.