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Association of Surgeons raises Rs one crore towards purchase of PPE and PM CARES Fund

Association of Surgeons raises Rs one crore towards purchase of PPE and PM CARES Fund
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Hyderabad, Apr 9 (PTI): The Association of Surgeons of

India (ASI) on Thursday said it has raised Rs one crore

towards purchase of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for

healthcare workers and the PM CARES fund.

ASI president P Raghu Ram said various state chapters

of the Associationandsome its Sections, including

Association of Breast Surgeons of India, Association of Colon

and Rectal Surgeons of India and Indian Association of

Endocrine Surgeons (which are part of the parent body - ASI)

have togethercontributedRs 77 lakh to the Central ASI fund.

The fund is being utilised solely towards bulk

purchase of PPEs.

The ASI has placed the order to procure the PPEs from

a Central government-approved, Bengaluru-based manufacturer

with an established track record, he said in a release.

Within 10 days, the PPE sets would be delivered to the

representatives of ASI in every state, which in turn will

be"hand delivered" to those healthcare workers in the

frontline, that need them the most, Raghu Ram said.

The Delhi Chapter of ASIhas in the past three days

spentRs 20 lakh -Rs18.5 lakh towardsprocuring PPE and Rs

1.5 lakh towards the much-needed N 95 masks which are

desperately needed for clinicians and healthcare workers

working in ICUs treating COVID-19 positive patients.

The Rs 20 lakh expenditure is part of the Rs 93 lakh

raised, the release said.

Further, the Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of

India (AMASI), which is a Section of Association of Surgeons

of India, has contributed a generous sum ofRs 20 lakh to PM

CARES fund, it said.

In addition tohis personal contribution of Rs two

lakhand a few other members, the total contribution to PM

CARES fund from Surgeons in ASI is Rs 23 lakhs, he added.

Raghu Ram also said he has been featured in three

social media clipsmade byUNICEF in partnership with the

Central Government to createawareness and spread hope in

the fight against COVID-19.PTI SJR SS

PTI PTI


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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