Association of Medical Doctors of ASIA, founded in 1984, Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC since 1995

AMDA's COVID-19 Response

AMDA's COVID-19 Response Since January 2020, AMDA's 32 global chapters have been working closely to monitor and fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Our initial assistance was to donate facial masks to people living in Beijing, China in February in which AMDA Nepal and other partners supplied the items. Ever since, we have committed ourselves to providing support in the best way we can to help those who are in dire straits.

As of now, we are collecting donations to provide both medical and non-medical assistance to those who are affected by the outbreak.
We are also supporting medical professionals and clerical staff who are directly or indirectly involved with the fight against this worldly threat.

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Activity Summary: AMDA's COVID-19 Response

AMDA Philippines:
Free online medical consultations and aid donations for medical professionals

AMDA's COVID-19 Response The government of the Philippines has imposed the so-called Enhanced Community Quarantine on Cebu as well as Luzon, where the capital of Philippines, Manila, is located. With a measure to restrict the movement of people, public transportation services have been temporarily unavailable and citizens'access to medical care has been limited.
To help those who cannot seek medical assistance, AMDA Philippines provided a free online medical consultation service from 23 March to 17 April. It was launched in collaboration with local medical schools and its partner organizations including AMSA (Asian Medical Students' Association). (The project came to a close with success. AMDA Philippines decided to end the program since the Philippines' Department of Health started offering a similar service from 07 April.)

Also for those who are working on the frontline to tackle this pandemic, AMDA Philippines has donated personal protection gear to medical professionals.

AMDA Indonesia:
Patient screening

AMDA's COVID-19 Response The number of infected cases in Indonesia has been growing daily. In Sulawesi where AMDA Indonesia is headquartered, the chapter has been conducting a screening test for visitors at local hospitals since late March.
The screening is held between 9 AM to 3 PM, seeing up to 50 patients per day.

As for other chapters, we have been exchanging information on what the situations are in each country on a daily basis. We have constantly been assessing what initiatives could be taken to extend a helping hand to those in need.

AMDA Afghanistan:
Free consultation services and provision of personal protective items

AMDA's COVID-19 Response In Afghanistan, the so-called community isolation measures have been put in place in five major cities including Kabul, the capital. They have caused inconveniences in people's lives in which, for instance, people's access to medical facilities has been mostly limited to those with severe cases for the time being.

At Japan Afghanistan Friendship Hospital in Kabul run by AMDA Afghanistan Chairperson Dr. Rahimi, it has been offering free consultation services for patients who cannot afford to pay a medical bill since mid-March. In addition, it is providing the patients with facial masks, soap and gloves whose prices are soaring. The hospital is referring those who are suspected of COVID-19 symptoms to a nearby public medical facility as well.

The hospital staff are also handing out COVID-19 precaution ads issued by the government, while advising its visitors on what personal protective measures could be taken at home.

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