Cleveland Clinic lends helping hand to India’s Red Cross Society as cases continue to surge

Cleveland Clinic lends helping hand to India’s Red Cross Society as cases continue to surge
India experiences massive spike in COVID cases; Cleveland Clinic steps in to donate emergency aid

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - While Americans are starting to return to normal life, in India, COVID-19 cases continue to surge.

Approximately 400,000 new cases were reported on Sunday in India.

Hospitals are overrun and there is a lack of critical supplies to care for COVID-19 and non-COVID patients throughout the country.

This week, the Cleveland Clinic is shipping personal protective equipment, including face masks, face shields, gloves, cots, mattresses, to support hospitals.

Cleveland Clinic lends helping hand to India’s Red Cross Society as cases continue to surge

More than 115 pallets of these items are being shipped to the Indian Red Cross Society.

Cardiac Surgeon Rakesh Suri is the President of International Operations at Cleveland Clinic.

He’s reacting to the alarming number of Covid cases in India.

“Covid-19 is a terrible disease that knows no borders, no passports, no race or ethnicities,” he said.

The Clinic is also collecting donations to try and buy ventilators and other important medical equipment that the country desperately needs.

The link below can help you donate.

Experts are concerned the huge spike in spread could lead to new, more dangerous variants of the virus.

Meanwhile the White House has committed $100 million to the cause.

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