Coronavirus Pune: Residents in Wagholi help deliver medicines

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 15 April 2020

“Not only WHSA but Rotary Club of Poona has also donated 200 PPE kits, including N-95 masks, to The Army Institute of Cardio-Thoracic Sciences (AICTS).”

Pune: Residents of Wagholi, Pune are providing medicines and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits to the primary health centre to strengthen the medical infrastructure amidst the pandemic.

Around 150-200 members of the Wagholi Housing Society Association (WHSA) have raised funds to buy medicines, IV sets, gloves and 30 PPE kits.

Sanjeev Patil, WHSA Secretary, said, “Everyone is contributing during this tough time. When primary health centre officials told us about their requirement, we decided to provide them with the necessary gears and equipment. It is time to ensure that our health infrastructure is strong. However, our initiative will continue, and if they have any further requirements, we will try and provide them with it.

“Not only WHSA but Rotary Club of Poona has also donated 200 PPE kits, including N-95 masks, to The Army Institute of Cardio-Thoracic Sciences (AICTS).”

The Pimpri Chinchwad Citizens Forum (PCCF) provided ration to the needy. 

Tushar Shinde of PCCF said, “We are working with various NGOs and helping people. We are also in touch with YCMH and have asked them their requirements for us to help them.”

Meanwhile, Maharashtra continues to remain the worst coronavirus affected state with cities such as Mumbai, Pune being top in the positive patient’s list.

The death toll in the nation due to the virus rose to 377 while the number of cases in the country climbed over 11 thousand according to the Health Ministry.

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