Actor-politician has allocated Rs.1 crore from MPLADS Fund for purchase of ventilators for Covid-19 patients in Chandigarh
Recently actor Anupam Kher posted a Government document signed by his wife, ailing actress-politician Kirron Kher, for the allocation of Rs. 1 crore from MPLADS (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme). This amount has been sanctioned for Chandigarh’s Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research for the purchase of ventilators for Covid-19 patients.
Kher in Instagram post wrote: "Dearest @kirronkhermp ! In this hour of need your allocation of Rs. One Crore from MPLADS to the PGI Chandigarh towards the immediate purchase of ventilators for COVID-19 patients will really help.”
He went on to add: "It is a noble gesture especially when you yourself are going through treatment. I am proud of you! May you be fully healthy very soon. #Prayers #HelpTheNeedy#Chandigarh."
Kirron Kher had announced the news on Tuesday that said: "With hope and prayers in my heart, I am donating Rs. 1 crore from MPLADS to the PGI Chandigarh towards the immediate purchase of ventilators for COVID-19 patients. I stand solidly with #MyCity #MyChandigarh #MyPeople @MoHFW_INDIA @BJP4India."
While Kirron’s gesture was hailed by many, a section of the social media took exception to her using the world “donating” instead of “allocating” as the money was from the MPLADS which is basically taxpayers’ money.
Kirron is currently battling multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells, and is undergoing treatment. Earlier this month, Kher, and son, actor Sikandar Kher, in a Twitter statement shared the news of Kirron's cancer diagnosis.
A few days earlier, Kher had taken to the Instagram to share Kirron’s health condition When asked about his wife’s health, he said, "Kirron is improving. She is better but the medicines of multiple myeloma have many side effects. She is in good spirits and hopefully she will come out of it. With prayers from her well-wishers, everything will be fine."