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VOLUME 26 , ISSUE 3 ( March, 2022 ) > List of Articles

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Medical Equipment Donation: An End in Itself or a Mean to an End?

Mounika Reddy, Madhusudan Samprathi, Vikas Bhatia

Keywords : COVID-19, Intensive care, Oxygen, Ventilator

Citation Information : Reddy M, Samprathi M, Bhatia V. Medical Equipment Donation: An End in Itself or a Mean to an End?. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (3):399-400.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24121

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-03-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


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