Good Sports: Free Medical Care from America
Many Indian Americans have responded to the Covid crisis in India by donating money for much-needed medical equipment and supplies. Dolly Arjun, a physician assistant in Boston, has been helping patients directly.
She offers free healthcare to Covid patients in India through a telehealth program she started a few years ago. The program serves members of Indigenous tribes and Dalits. A Dalit herself, Arjun knows the obstacles they face in accessing proper healthcare.
Patients make contact through Whatsapp, Facebook and YouTube, and receive a video call from Arjun or two other physician volunteers. Despite a rigorous schedule in Boston, Arjun is eager to help in whatever way she can, even if it’s just allaying a patient’s fears.
“Tons of people are dying,” she told The New York Times. “This is just a human to human need.”
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Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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