DPM O2 Project
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.