Prime Healthcare’s commitment to COVID-19 relief efforts extends from vaccine clinics at hospitals, to donating medical equipment to India, and to fundraising and awareness efforts at our member hospitals.
Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey, recently hosted a 3k walk to benefit COVID-19 relief in India. The walk was organized by resident Dr. Manogjna Prasad whose family and friends have been directly affected by COVID-19. So far, nearly $2,500 has been raised.
“I went to medical school not only to help people physically, but to help the wider community. It’s part of being a doctor. The burden falls on us now because we are the foot soldiers of frontline workers,” Dr. Prasad said. “The pandemic has helped denote a lot of inequities and inequalities. People need to start thinking outside of their comfort zone. I want people to be inspired to help, to donate, and to empathize.”
Dr. Prasad and the Saint Michael’s team have helped raise over $2,800. To learn more about Dr. Prasad’s fundraising efforts and how to donate, visit http://ow.ly/kCIp50Fgmjk