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Bronx pediatric providers create care packages for needy patients, families

Montefiore doctors buying items for patients. (Photo courtesy of Montefiore)

BY JASON COHEN

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the lives of many people and families throughout New York City. It has also had a devastating effect on Bronx families, many who struggle financially and don’t know where their next meal will come from.

Photo courtesy of Montefiore.

Doctors from the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore recognized their patients’ hardships and applied for an emergency grant from The Tiger Foundation to help distressed families.

Dr. Suzette Oyeku, from the Division of Academic General Pediatrics and Dr. Miguelina German, from the HealthySteps Program at Montefiore Medical Group, used the donation to buy essential items such as diapers, wipes, and formula to create care packages for families experiencing food insecurity in the midst of this pandemic.

Photo courtesy Montefiore.

Editor’s note: This story first appeared on BxTimes.com

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