Stories of Hope | Anantapur medicos donate oxygen concentrators

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Students of 2017, 18, 19 and 20 batches came forward after a call by their principal Dr. M. Neeraja to become part of the drive

The medicos handed over O2 concentrators to IMA treasurer at the IMA Hall. (Photo: Representational/PTI)

Anantapur: Medicos of Government Medical College, Anantapur, have turned out to be an inspiration for others after donating Rs. 3-lakh worth oxygen concentrators to the Government General Hospital for treating Coronavirus patients.

Students of 2017, 18, 19 and 20 batches came forward after a call by their principal Dr. M. Neeraja to become part of the drive against Covid-19. They mobilised themselves and raised Rs. 3 lakh. With that, they acquired four oxygen concentrators and donated them to the Triage Centre being operated by Indian Medical Association (IMA) in the general hospital premises.

The medicos handed over O2 concentrators to IMA treasurer at the IMA Hall. In-charge principal of Government Medical College Dr. Sai Sudheer appreciated the students for becoming part of a solution to Coronavirus pandemic soon after the call given by Dr. Neeraja.

Dr. Sudheer said this is the first time that students of Government Medical College, Anantapur, have come forward for extending voluntary services in the state. IMA district secretary Dr. Hemalatha said the oxygen concentrators students have bought will help many Covid patients recover from their disease.

IMA members Dr. Bhanu Murthy, Dr. Praveen Kumar, Dr. Narendra Naik, NSS programme officer Dr. Ravi Naik, and Dr. Adireddi Paradesi Naidu participated in the function organised on the occasion.

IMA, in addition, donated several medical kits to VDR Lab at the general hospital. A 500 GB hard disc was also donated to the lab for storing data of Coronavirus tests.

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