Washington: India – American nonprofit organization Sewa International said that Maryland bounded hospital has donated PPE kits and two Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy (CPAP) machines for Covid – 19 relief in India.
The agency received the medical consignment from MedStar Foundation during a recent event in Maryland. In a press release said that the consignment includes N-95 equivalent masks, face shields, gloves, goggles, and full-length PPE attire. The donated material was sent from Hyattsville, Maryland to Sewa International’s Atlanta, Georgia, warehouse in seven 18 wheeler trucks, it said.
The Sewa International former President Professor Sree Sreenath said that this is the largest in kind Medical equipment donation Sewa has received from a hospital system in the US. Sewa is sending the PPE to Trinidad and Tobago and to a few countries in South America which are experiencing the second wave of Covid – 19 cases. The CPAP machines will go to India.
Indian-American community Dr Siva Subramanian said that the PPE will help patients as well as frontline COVID-19 workers such as physicians, police officers, firefighters, and healthcare workers to stay safe while they strive to stop the spread of the Covid – 19 pandemic which acted as liaison between MedStar and Sewa International. Dr Anita Roy, who received the PPE on behalf of Sewa International, thanked MedStar for their donation.