Edward-Elmhurst Health donates PPE to assist COVID-19 care in India

  • Five pallets of donated personal protective equipment, destined for India, are loaded onto a truck at Edward Hospital in Naperville on May 7.

    Five pallets of donated personal protective equipment, destined for India, are loaded onto a truck at Edward Hospital in Naperville on May 7. Courtesy of Edward-Elmhurst Health

 
 
Posted5/10/2021 3:47 PM

On May 7, Edward-Elmhurst Health donated personal protective equipment to the National Council of Asian Indian Association Inc. which will send it to India to assist people caring for patients with COVID-19.

Included in the donation are 3,500 isolation gowns, 6,000 N95 respirators and 72,000 exam gloves.

 

The association is working with National India Hub to ship the items to India.

The supplies then will be distributed to rural hospitals and COVID-19 emergency facilities which are being set up in schools and community centers throughout the country.

India is averaging nearly 4,000 deaths and 400,000 new infections each day and has registered nearly 250,000 deaths and 23 million cases since the pandemic began.

The National Council of Asian Indian Association Inc. is a community organization, founded in 2005 and based in Maryland. In the past decade, the organization has emerged as a prominent community organization in Washington Metropolitan area. The primary objective of the organization is to promote and facilitate social, literary, cultural, educational and other activities on behalf of people of Indian origin. Visit ncaiainc.org or www.facebook.com/nationalcoucilofasianindianassociationsinc/.

National India Hub is an initiative of NRI Seva Foundation along with the National Council of Asian Indian Association Inc. and partner organizations who formed an Indian Task Force to support the community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges that many Indian Americans faced. The goal at India Hub is to "unite, celebrate and help each other." For information, visit www.indiahub.org or www.facebook.com/USIndiaHub/.

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