“Why don’t you donate unused medicine? “
If you have recently recovered from COVID and have a surplus of prescribed and non-prescribed drugs on hand, you are in a position to support a citizens’ initiative.
MedsForMore, an initiative started by a couple of doctors from Mumbai, is looking for volunteers from Chennai to collect drugs in their communities.
The campaign is currently underway in Ahmedabad, Delhi / NCR, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Mumbai where collection points have already been set up. Chennai and a few other cities will soon be part of the initiative, the organizers say.
Dr Marcus Ranney and Dr Raina Ranney started driving around their apartment complex in Mumbai and were amazed at the response they received.
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“Just as plastics can be recycled, unexpired drugs can also be recycled and donated to the needy,” says Marcus, adding that “Meds for More” collects all kinds of unused drugs including antibiotics, paracetamol, Fabiflu, pain relievers, steroids, inhalers. , vitamins, antacids, among others that are used by doctors to treat COVID-19 patients.
Medicines are packaged in primary collection centers and sent to various NGOs / clinics / giant COVID-19 centers registered across the country.
He says the reader has so far collected 100kg of medicine in Mumbai alone.
MedsForMore has partnered with various NGOs to ensure these collections reach primary health care centers in rural India. Goonj, Doctors For You, Ratnanidhi Charitable Trust, Karnataka Health Promotion Trust and Rotary Club Queens Necklace are some of the partners.
For more details, visit medsformore.org