N.Y. HME plays role in international relief

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

COLLEGE POINT, N.Y. - A native of Pakistan who now runs an HME company in New York is assisting the injured and homeless survivors of an earthquake that rattled the country on Oct. 8. Aurangzeb "Zeb" Pirzada, CEO of Medstar Surgical & Breathing Equipment, is coordinating shipments of home medical equipment and supplies to Pakistan. Pirzada says wound care products, sanitary wipes, blood pressure monitors and diabetic and urological supplies are "greatly needed." Pakistan has made several formal appeals for medical equipment, especially orthopedic items to treat the thousands of patients who sustained spinal and bone injuries during the earthquake. The 7.6 magnitude quake is estimated to have killed 73,000 and injured 78,000. HME and supplies for donation can be shipped to Medstar at 15-40 128th Street, College Point, N.Y., 11356.