CRPF troopers donate blood for riot-hit at GTB Hospital

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Around three dozen Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel donated blood at the GTB Hospital, here on Tuesday, to help aid the hospital in meeting the demand arising from the rush of those hurt in violence, officials said.

A group of 50 CRPF personnel were sent to the hospital. Of them, 34 donated blood and the rest were asked to be standby, said an official.


“The donation was made to supplement the blood bank of the GTB Hospital where fatal and non-fatal victims of the riots were being admitted since Monday,” the official said.

The riots have claimed 38 lives and left over 200 injured. It erupted in northeast Delhi on Sunday night and turned deadly on Monday.

Meanwhile, over 1,300 central armed police forces personnel, which included the CRPF, the Border Security Force (BSF), the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), donated blood at a mega blood donation drive, organised by the AIIMS, here on Thursday.

About 500 CRPF personnel, 400 from the CISF, 350 from the BSF and 100 from the ITBP donated blood at the camp, a senior CAPF official said.

CISF Director General Rajesh Ranjan, BSF chief V.K. Johri and ITBP Director General S.S. Deswal led their personnel at the AIIMS blood donation drive.