According to a renowned association of physicians of Indian ancestry, Indian-American doctors have contributed USD 5 million for COVID-19 relief in India. According to the American Association of Physicians of Indian-Origin (AAPI), which represents thousands of Indian-origin doctors in the US, the fund raised by influential Indian American doctors was used to provide 2,300 oxygen concentrators, 100 ventilators, and 100 high-flow nasal cannula machines to 45 hospitals in India.
The American Association of Physicians for the Prevention of Injuries (AAPI) is the largest ethnic medical organization in the United States, representing the interests of over 100,000 physicians across the country. AAPI President Dr. Anupama Gotimukula said, “The generosity of the members of AAPI and the Indian community has been unprecedented.”
AAPI said it was working with multiple organizations and the Indian government to help provide care and supplies to the most distant parts of the country, amid estimates that the third wave is expected to impact India by the end of August.
Dr. Anjana Samadder, AAPI vice-president, stated, “AAPI will continue to spend the remaining money in preparation for the impending Covid third wave.”
(News source: The Hindu)