Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 1 (ANI): Lala Lajpat Rai Medical College on Saturday provided special dessert to COVID-19 patients on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha in the Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh.

Speaking to ANI, Dr S K Garg, Principal, Lala Lajpat Rai Medical College, Meerut said, "We have total 88 COVID-19 patients and today on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha (Bakr-id), we have provided special food to them. In which we made specially available kheer for the patients."

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He said that the patients will be provided the same dessert on Raksha Bandhan.

"We will also make kheer available on Raksha Bandhan for the patients," added Garg.

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Eid al-Adha or Bakr-id, also known as "Sacrifice Feast" is marked by sacrificing an animal, usually a sheep or a goat to prove their devotion and love for god. After the sacrifice, devotees distribute the offering to family, friends, neighbours and especially to the poor and the needy.

A total of 51,354 people have been discharged after recovering from COVID-19. The death toll is at 1,677, Uttar Pradesh Principal Health Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad said. (ANI)

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