What Companies Are Doing To Help Medical Professionals Through The Coronavirus Pandemic In The United States

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The coronavirus pandemic is touching every part of our lives. Businesses are decimated and more and more people are applying for unemployment benefits daily. Perhaps the worst-hit group is medical professionals. They are at the frontline in fighting this pandemic and need all the help they can get. Luckily, different companies are stepping in to do what little they can to help ease the burden and challenges these heroes face. Below, we will look at what different companies are doing to help these professionals out.

Free Food and Drinks

Most medical professionals are working around the clock and do not have time to cook decent meals. That is on top of being a high risk carrier of the virus. This is why different businesses have teamed up with delivery companies to get these professionals the food and drinks they need as they continue to battle this disease.

Starbucks, Uber Eats and many other companies are offering free delivery for food, with some companies even going as far as giving out the food and delivering it for free too. Starbucks has extended the offer of free iced coffee to everyone on the frontline including firefighters, police, paramedics and nurses. The only thing these people have to do is identify themselves.

Care Packages

People forget that medical professionals need some love too. This is why companies like Unilab are sending care packages to doctors around the country. In the care packages, doctors receive masks, power bars, and even chocolates to help keep their spirits up.

Telemedicine Is Not Left Behind

Doctors are urged to take as little risk as possible because they come into contact with a lot of patients, and without proper tests, it is impossible to know who has the virus. Because of this, doctors are being encouraged to use telemedicine whenever they can. This also ensures that patients can get their assessments from home without the need to come into hospitals and risk being infected if they are not already.

Most companies that provide telemedicine services are increasing capacity and improving access so that all medical professionals who need to reach patients can do so without any hiccups.

Landlords and Apartment Rental Agencies

Some doctors live in apartments that are managed by rental agencies. Some of these agencies are considering lowering rent for medical professionals so they are able to put their limited resources and money to better use. If you are a doctor who needs an apartment, Blueground is a company that offers serviced apartments that are not only great value-for-money but that are also close to hospitals so that your commute is shorter. Their apartments are fully furnished and are perfect homebase when you need an apartment starting tomorrow with all furnishings installed and utilities turned on.

Fashion and Beauty Companies

Fashion and beauty companies are also stepping in to do whatever they can. These businesses are offering free shoes, crocs, and scrubs so doctors can stay safe while they work. Brooks, a running shoe manufacturer, successfully delivered over 100,000 pairs of shoes to doctors and those on the frontline. If you are one of these people, you should visit their website and provide your employer, email address and shoe size. The company will be in touch in a few days to arrange how the shoes will be delivered.

Crocs, famous for their cloud-like foam shoes, announced that it would be giving everyone on the frontline a free pair of shoes as a show of appreciation for the work they do. Doctors and other medical professionals can choose one free pair of shoes on their website.

Figs is a manufacturer of “stylish scrubs”. They have already pledged to donate 30,000 sets of scrubs to doctors around the United States.

What You or Your Company Can Do

Even if you do not manufacture any of the items doctors and medical professionals need, you can always play a part in helping out. One of the best ways to do this is to donate to charities that will get doctors the items they need. Some hospitals do not have enough protective equipment for their staff, and if we all do this, it will go a long way in helping them get the gear they need.

Another good way is to buy medical professionals a meal. Most of these medical professionals are working around the clock and might not have time to order a meal. Order one for them and have it delivered to a hospital near you. It might not be much, but it might put a smile on the faces of these medical professionals. It is also a good way to show your support and solidarity in letting them know they are in your thoughts.

A special thank-you goes to every company that is doing its part in helping medical professionals cope and work better in these trying times. Find out how you can help and do it, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem.