The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is in solidarity with healthcare workers in India, who are caring for overwhelming numbers of patients with COVID-19, under the most extreme circumstances. Many of the College's Fellows and Members live and work in India, and we send them our support and our thoughts at this challenging time. 

We urge the international community to step up, and to help India in its hour of need. This must range from equipment to medicines and COVID-19 vaccines. And we would urge colleagues who can to support the BAPIO (British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) India COVID Fund. The fund is providing essential equipment and telemedicine, as well as other much needed help.