FIPA, other associations and charities send 5,000 oxygen concentrators to India

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New York

As covid crisis worsened in India, Federation of Indian Physicians Association (FIPA)reached out to several other  associations such as Wheels Global Foundation, Shiv Yoga, Sewa International,  Amneal Pharmaceuticals, multiple Gujarati Samaj association, FAPI, AAPIQLI, MVIMA, GWAPI, MOCCAPI, IMANE, AAPINO, Baroda Medical College Association, BJMC, Madhya Pradesh Medical Association, Indiana Medical Association, AIA, RajMayee, RANA, B U Patel Foundation, SSAI, Adharsheela, VIPO USA, Irada Foundation, New York State AAPI, Gujarati Samaj New York, AAPI MTRO NYC, Manhattan AAPI, Sacramento and Bronx Medical Association, VYO, Gandhian Society, Punjabi Chamber of Commerce, Silver Spring Gurudwara and several other entities.

With combined team efforts for fundraising by these associations, the effort resulted in raising funds where about 5,000 concentrators have been purchased. Out of which, 450 units have already reached Ahmedabad, 325 are on way to Delhi and 300 are on way to Mumbai. These units are to be received by local Indian partners, hospitals, makeshift isolation centres, newly created mobile hospitals and charities so that local partners in remote part of India can use these units to provide oxygen to covid patients as needed.

About 3,500 units are still waiting to be shipped. FIPA has reached out to Indian embassy, ministry of aviation and Air India to help transport these units immediately.

FIPA TeleHealth Initiative under Chair Dr Raj Shah has been launched. Wheel global Foundation, Adharsheela, Ekal Vidyalaya, Face to Face Health, Evolko, SSAI came together with FIPA to work together to address two major issues of concern for physicians. How to get Indian and non-Indian physicians fulfil their necessary licensure requirements and minimise the liability. 

Federation of Indian Physicians Association (FIPA) is 21st century modern age association founded to achieve professional excellence. FIPA has been working tirelessly to help covid crisis in India. FIPA is conglomeration of more than 25 different local chapters and alumni associations. FIPA was founded last year to unite different physician and non-physician groups, associations and charities and partner on equal footing on common projects and goals by Dr Raj Bhayani Founder President, Dr Vinod Shah Chair Board of Trustee, Dr Naresh Parikh Co Chair, Dr Ajeet Kothari, Dr Pawan Ratan, Dr Sudhir Sekhseria, Dr Rakesh Sharma, Dr Raj Shah, Dr Bindu Kansupada and several other eminent physician leaders.

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