UK’s care homes to get a million masks

LONDON: Care homes in Britain will receive one million free surgical masks this week courtesy of two NHS doctors and a Hollywood actress. The two doctors – Sanjay Purkayastha and GP Anu Patel – launched a new organization called 1 World Medical that aims to support healthcare in London and provide necessities like PPE masks, hospital gowns and other medical equipment.
Their efforts – backed by Hollywood star Thandie Newton and the Daily Mail’s new health focused charity Mail Force – will result in providing enough masks for 130 care homes across London. In addition to providing PPE, the duo are using the new platform to pool data and new ideas, ranging from a process for recycling masks to clothes which kill the virus.
“We have to look at everything because COVID-19 is not going away and nor are we,” Sanjay told the Daily Mail. Sanjay is a general surgeon with the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, a senior consultant in gastrointestinal medicine, a university lecturer and senior clinical lead for St Mary’s Lindo Wing (best known as the birthplace of royal babies).
“It’s so touching to see the passion that Sanjay and Anu have. The most breathtaking heroes come from unexpected places, and they’ll never expect an ounce of praise. They’re always too busy trying to solve the next problem. We’d be nothing without them,” Newton told the Daily Mail.

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