Student Doctor Lei Ye, a first-year medical student at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) and active member of the Idaho Chinese Organization (ICO), helped to deliver masks, gloves and other supplies to help health care providers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is really a collective effort from the local Chinese community, and I want to give a special shout out to Dr. Yong Gao, President of the Idaho Chinese Organization,” said Student Doctor Ye. “I think it’s important that everybody comes together in this dire situation. Everyone has a part to play and everyone has a way to contribute — whether that be to contribute financially, donating protective equipment and supplies, or to simply stay home and practice social distancing.”
The ICO collected and delivered a large amount of medical supplies and cleaning products to St. Luke’s Health System on Friday, March 27, including:
- 11,800 medical gloves
- 315 surgical masks
- 150 industrial N95 masks
- 125 N95 masks
- 100 full-body protection suits
- 100 $20 gift cards to give to St. Luke’s front-line workers
- 12 boxes of cleaning products
As an aspiring physician, Student Doctor Ye says he can’t wait to do his part to help make a difference in the health and wellbeing of others, and he has a special message to the medical community.
“To all the medical staff and the front-line health workers, you guys are the true heroes,” said Student Doctor Ye. “I just want you to know that we are thinking of you and we’re praying for you.”