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Together with other countries and organizations coming forth to help India overcome its current COVID-19 wave, the Indian Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has joined hands with several of its global humanitarian partners and local governments to provide pandemic relief to the country.
Oxygen concentrators, ventilators, and other medical equipment worth a combined US$4.15 million, are being donated throughout India by the Church to ease the distress for frontline health care workers, patients and displaced migrant workers during this COVID surge.
“Our hearts reach out to all those who are suffering and to the frontline medical workers who are dedicating their lives to fight this battle with everyone,” said Elder John Gutty, the Church’s Area Seventy for India. “We hope the Church’s contribution can provide some relief to them during this critical time.”
Project Hope, CARE, ADRA and Catholic Relief Services are the long-term global humanitarian partners that the Church is working with this time to distribute its donation in India. The Church also collaborated with the ministry of health in New Delhi and the health department in the state of Telangana for the same effort. All parties worked together to send the needed supplies directly to hospitals in heavily impacted states such as New Delhi, Maharashtra and Karnataka.
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