"CAIPA is dedicated to helping those in the community conveniently access these tests"
Color Lines report that Asian American medical professionals have launched mobile Coronavirus testing vans.
The Coalition of Asian American Independent Practice Association (CAIPA) has launched the initiative in New York City.
“During these difficult times, we understand the dire need for testing and CAIPA is dedicated to helping those in the community conveniently access these tests,” CAIPA’s president and CEO George C. K. Liu, said in the statement.
“Our mobile testing units are traveling to locations around the city to maximize our ability to best serve communities throughout the city, in addition to our stationary testing centers.”
The initiative aims to reduce hospitalisations by identifying those who are at high risk.
Four vans were donated by Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Fidelis Care.
CAIPA comprises of over 1,000 New York doctors and healthcare professionals.
The organisation has donated gloves, goggles, hand sanitisers, protective equipment and N96 masks to hospitals.
In related news, the FBI have expressed concern about hate crimes towards Asian Americans amid the Coronavirus pandemic.