Supply of Surgical Gloves and PPEs for Calicut Medical College, Kerala
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭 𝐚𝐧 𝐮𝐧𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐦 𝐝𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫𝐬.
The Kerala SSM team distributed 36000 pairs of gloves and 170 PPE kits to five hospitals recently. The gesture was much appreciated by the beleaguered health workers still battling against some of the highest infection rates in the country.
In Phase 1 of the distribution, the team visited Calicut Medical College, which has been functioning as a COVID Tertiary Rehabilitation Centre for Corona Category C patients, requiring all the necessary medical protective equipment. When the cases are its peak, the hospital requires 7000 to 10000 pairs of gloves in a day.
Recognizing the necessity, the team donated 7000 pairs of gloves and 50 PPE kits to the hospital, for which the doctors expressed deep gratitude saying they would be invaluable in their struggle to assuage public needs in a state highly affected by the pandemic.