July 26, New Delhi : President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday July 26( Kargil Vijay Divas) donated Rs 20 lakh to the Army hospital here to buy equipment that will doctors and paramedics combat COVID-19 effectively. The contribution was made to pay respect for soldiers who fought on Kargil war. It will be used to procure units of PAPR (powered air purifying respirator), which are state of the art equipment to enable medical professionals to breathe during surgeries and protect them from infection, an official said. This will serve the larger cause of patients care and protection to those warriors who are fighting an invisible enemy, it said. The president economized expenditure at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. He had earlier issued directions to reduce expenses by initiating a slew of measures. He also canceled the proposal to buy a limousine which was to be used for ceremonial occasions.