British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) has selected social organisations for donation of ventilators, oxygen c0oncentrators, pulse oxymeters, medicines and PPE kits etc. The social organisations in Vidarbha region will be benefitted under the Association’s noble gesture by the doctors.
The social organisations which will get the equipment worth Rs 4 crore, donated by BAPIO include – Padmashri Dr Prakash Amte’s Lok Biradari project in Hemalkasa, in Gadchiroli district; Padmashri Dr Ravindra and Dr Smita Kolhe’s project in Bairagadh in Dharni Tahasil of Amravati district; Padmashri Dr Abhay and Dr Rani Bang’s project SEARCH in Gadchiroli; Dr Ashish and Dr Kavita Satav’s project MAHAN in Melghat, Amravati district; Dr Vikas Amte’s project Anandvan, in Warora, Chandrapur district; Dr Kaustrubh Amte’s project in Somnath, Chandrapur district; Old Age Home Panchawati of Matru Sewa Sangh and Orphanage at Saoner; Shraddhanand Anathalay, Nagpur; Vimalashram Gharkul of Rambhau Ingole in Nagpur.
In addition as per availability following organisations are under consideration – Matru Sewa Sangh Maternity Home, Sitabuldi, Nagpur and Mure Memorial Hospital, Nagpur.
The information has been given by Dr Uday Bodhankar, Executive Director of COMHAD and Patron of Paediatric Association of India.
BAPIO was founded by Prof Ramesh Mehta, native of Nagpur. The charitable non-political organization has been helping various organisations for better health facilities, particularly in rural area and for those serving the economically weaker.
The donation has been made to meet the challenges posed by COVID pandemic, to the health care providers.