Doctor couple in Mumbai starts an initiative to collect unused Covid-19 medicines to help the needy 

'Meds for More' collects all kinds of unused medications such as antibiotics, pain relief, steroids, vitamins, antacids among others. Also, they are collecting basic medicinal equipment like oximeters and thermometers.

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A Mumbai based couple Dr Marcus Ranney and his wife Dr Raina have started an initiative called Meds for more to help the underprivileged amid these difficult times.

The couple who stays in Mumbai's Cuffe Parade started this drive on May 1 wherein they collect medicines from those who have recovered from COVID-19 and provide them to the needy people. Till now, they have collected more than 20kg of unused Coronavirus vaccine and donated it to the primary health care centres across the rural areas of the country to facilitate the treatment of the underprivileged.

While talking to ANI, Dr Marcus said, "We started this initiative 10 days ago. We collect the medicines from the housing societies and provide them to those who can't afford them."

Adding further Dr. Raina mentioned that the idea came when one of the family members of their staff got infected from Covid and they needed medication. At that time there were a few people who had recovered from COVID, so they decided to take their medicines and donate them. Later the couple took help from 7-8 people of neighbouring buildings to set up a team and start this mission of helping those who can't afford the Covid medicines. 

"We have now 100 buildings that are sending medicines to us. We are a team of eight people and of course, the volunteers in different buildings. Last week, we collected 20 kilograms of medicines, which have been packaged and given to our NGO partners," quoted Dr Ranney to ANI.

'Meds for More' collects all kinds of unused medications such as antibiotics, pain relief, steroids, vitamins, antacids among others. Also, they are collecting basic medicinal equipment like oximeters and thermometers.