Dr. Avinash Gupta Of MMCSC Honored For Exemplary COVID-19 Relief Work

An Indian-American doctor has been honored with a humanitarian award by Monmouth Medical Center-Southern Campus. He was awarded for his exemplary work in public health and social service, especially for Covid related relief and humanitarian work in India and the US.

Dr. Avinash Gupta, Chief of Cardiology and President-elect of the medical staff at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC) in New Jersey, has been honored for his exemplary work in public health and social service, especially for COVID-19-related relief and humanitarian work in India and the US.

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“Being involved with community groups and helping others has always been my passion. Community service is very rewarding and fulfilling. It has enriched me as a person,” said Gupta who received the humanitarian award from the Monmouth Medical Center-Southern Campus Gupta at a function in New Jersey on Diwali eve.

Dr Avinash Gupta is the Chief of Cardiology and President-elect of the medical staff at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC) in New Jersey.

After receiving the award, Dr Gupta said, “Being involved with community groups and helping others has always been my passion. Community service is very rewarding and fulfilling. It has enriched me as a person.” (sic)

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Work During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Dr Gupta and his wife did Covid-19 related relief and humanitarian work in India and the US and also helped the students with their internships and workshops.

He virtually attended to many Indians in the US who did not have medical insurance and were unable to visit a medical facility during the Covid-19 lockdown.

When the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic hit India, Dr Avinash Gupta came up with a teleconsultation service to help the poor and needy. At the time when the United States was reeling under the coronavirus pandemic, Dr Gupta spearheaded a team of 50 doctors and healthcare professionals to vaccinate 3,500 Indian-Americans in Ocean Country in the state of New Jersey.

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Dr Gupta, along with his wife Dr Geeta Gupta, helped Indian students arriving in the US for training, workshops, conferences, internships.

In a bid to ease the pressure on overburdened hospitals, Dr Avinash Gupta also attended 1,000 patients and also raised over USD 250,000 for medical relief in India. He also provided assistance to Patna-based NGO AASTHA to build a 10-bed Covid care centre to battle the deadly pandemic.

Avinash Gupta attended to over 1,000 patients, which in turn helped ease the pressure on overburdened hospitals. He also raised over USD 250,000 for medical relief in India and helped AASTHA, a Patna-based NGO to establish a 10-bed Covid Care Center.

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