Look where the donations went!

Look where all your money went! 23 Ventilators; 111 oxygen cylinders; 10 oxygen concentrators. Signed sealed and delivered to those...
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DPM Joins Shri Krishna Nidhi ( SKN ) for Covid Relief

DPM Foundation and SKN have joined to help relief efforts in India. 100% of the funds will be used to...
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BiPAP Machines and Oxygen Concentrators Reach India

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Desi Humanity in Action

BIPAP units delivered to Lala Lajapat Rai (Hallett) Hospital, Kanpur. The vendor delivered these without even being paid- because wired...
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News Coverage by Indian news media

News Jungal, a news channel in India covered the delivery of 10 BIPAP Machines to a Kanpur Hospital. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1Gvg8R4oKU
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DPM and The DPM Foundation serve our members and communities with our four pillars: Selflessness, Sisterhood, Unity, and Community.
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News Coverage by Indian News Channel

News Jungal, a news channel in India covered the delivery of 10 BIPAP Machines to a Kanpur Hospital.

Desi Humanity In Action

BIPAP units delivered to Lala Lajapat Rai (Hallett) Hospital, Kanpur.
The vendor delivered these without even being paid- because wired funds have yet to be active. However, because of the relationship Jain Milli and Juhi Jain Johri have fostered with them over the last week, they felt the same urgency these two sisters did, and delivered them in advance of payment so patients could have access to them days sooner, preventing deaths.

BIPAP MACHINES/OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS in India

Ready in less than one week from the start of DPM Operation O2

DPM OPERATION O2

Desi Physician Moms of the US/Canada (“DPM”) and the DPM Foundation 501(c)3 (“DPMF”) with 7000 US/Canadian licensed women physicians have taken prompt action in response to the COVID crisis devastating India. “DPM Operation O2” has raised over $300,000 in less than two weeks, with a goal of $500,000. Unique to this organization and more significantly: a DIRECT MD-MD chain for vital medical equipment established within one week despite all international bureaucratic obstacles and with proactive avoidance of the black market. 100% of funds are allocated towards direct MD-supervised equipment rather than the typically allocated administrative salaries/expenses associated with larger nonprofit organizations who also do not have direct supervision of the equipment in patient hands.

DPM Foundation, headquartered in Nashville TN, consists of women physicians who have listened to the needs and issues on the ground and have responded to the urgency in a way only fellow physicians can truly understand. DPMF has taken upon its own to not only raise these funds but also work on the logistics of medical supplies and 220V equipment such as oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders, BiPap machines, ventilators, ICU beds, PPE, and other supplies going directly to our physician contacts on the ground in India who are in desperate need in cities and rural areas. This DIRECT MD-MD chain coordinated by DPM Foundation has ensured that the right supplies get into the right hands, with representation from and distribution to ALL religions and socioeconomic classes of people in India. DPMF is obtaining photo and video evidence of every piece of equipment in use by a patient of that physician contact.

Importantly DPMF is also cognizant of technical issues such as voltage requirements and international banking laws before sending critically needed expensive machines. This ensures use of the equipment correctly without wastage of funds. This detailed physician attention ensures the longevity of these supplies, ongoing life-saving capability, and endless potential for an infinite number of families in India.

We humbly ask for your support as we get these supplies to our physician colleagues and the people of India.

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COVID-19 Situation in India: Supplies

Some supplies being arranged (either being sent from the US or sourced in India): Oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentrators, ventilators, BIPAP machines, PPE and scrubs, pulse oximeters

Current COVID Crisis

Current COVID Crisis

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2018 Retreat Speakers: Film Stars “Meet The Patels”

2018 Retreat Speaker: Author and Survivor of the Mumbai terrorist attack Linda Ragsdale (center)

2017 Retreat Speakers: Gold Star Father Mr. Khizr Khan, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Dr. Alice Chen

2017 DPM Meets U.S. Congressman from Chicago: Raja Krishnamoorthi

2016 DPM Panel: Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Our Members

DPM was founded to promote unity among Desi Physician Women, embracing our diversity in religion, language, nationality, culture, and place of birth/childhood. A special aspect of Desi culture and pride is selflessness, and we have seen countless selfless acts of kindness every day in small ways and in great. Our members grew into bonding with one another and no longer consider themselves to belong to a Facebook group, but rather a tight sisterhood of love and support, a sisterhood in which one can seek advice and guidance without judgement, in a forum of women bonded in similar struggles and challenges. Because each of us is a licensed physician, we have dedicated ourselves to serving others in the medical profession, and DPM fosters further involvement in our communities. With unity and selflessness, our sisterhood will go on to share our culture and charity with the community beyond what we provide on a daily basis with our medical training and commitment.

Our Foundation

Due to the enormous growth of this Facebook group and increasing needs for social awareness and advocacy, the not for profit 501(c)3 DPM Foundation was created. 100% of money generated through donations and every day shopping via our partner stores goes towards assisting Desi victims (in the US) in an emergency situation involving domestic abuse, supporting charitable organizations for promoting Desi women’s issues, and will allow us to grow and reach more Desi Physician Women to foster our four pillars of Selflessness, Sisterhood, Unity, and Community.

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Look where the donations went!

Look where all your money went! 23 Ventilators; 111 oxygen cylinders; 10 oxygen concentrators. Signed sealed and delivered to those in need in Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Srinagar. Goal is 500.000. We’ve reached 342,000. We can do better. Support us at dpmfoundation.org

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DPM Joins Shri Krishna Nidhi ( SKN ) for Covid Relief

DPM Foundation and SKN have joined to help relief efforts in India. 100% of the funds will be used to purchase and ship critical oxygen and supplies directly to hospitals in India. Please donate to DPM, a 501(c)(3) organization in the US. Click here to donate....

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Desi Humanity in Action

BIPAP units delivered to Lala Lajapat Rai (Hallett) Hospital, Kanpur. The vendor delivered these without even being paid- because wired funds have yet to be active. However, because of the relationship Jain Milli and Juhi Jain Johri have fostered with them over the...

read more

News Coverage by Indian news media

News Jungal, a news channel in India covered the delivery of 10 BIPAP Machines to a Kanpur Hospital. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1Gvg8R4oKU

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Operation DPMask

“DPM Foundation Donates over 30,000 masks to physicians and high risk patients” The DPM Foundation board coordinated DPMask, a massive effort to purchase materials for, coordinate production, and distribute over 30,000 specialized masks and gowns free of...

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South Asian Solution by Nisha Chellam MD

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Dance a liberated art and fashion! by Smruti Nalawadi, MD

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Ek Sari in Dasa Chitra By Nisha Chellam, MD

If you are like me you love sarees. If you are like me and I think a lot of people are like me, you probably hate to wear whatever everyone else wears. If you are like me you do not like to wear the same clothes over and over again. Say what!! After all that money!!!...

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Welcome Spring by Smruti Nalawadi, MD

All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the...

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