International freight forwarders Dimerco have stepped forward to assist in shipping vital medical supplies to COVID-hit India, which is currently hit hard by the pandemic.
Alexander King & Jeff Che, Dimerco New York, partnered with the charity ‘Breath for Humanity’, to source and donate nearly two tonnes of medical devices. The supplies were shipped from Philadelphia in the US to Bangalore in India, with the collaboration of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, The Islamic Council of North America and The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
The shipment included 75,000 N95 & respirators, over 15,000 PPE gown and shields, and over 50 boxes of tracheostomy tubes.
King explained, “When I was first introduced to the shipper, Noor Shaik and her organisation, I was immediately touched by her passion to help India. Since our team in New York has the experience handling urgent PPE’s during the peak of the pandemic, I knew we would be able to utilise our experience and expertise to help Noor’s efforts by offering our services free of charge. By utilising Dimerco’s platform, I am confident this story can reach and inspire others to help her and her organisation’s initiative.”