Maestro Technologies’ Managing Director, Kamal Bathla and his wife Dr. Susheel Bathla have focused on using their time quarantined at home to fill an unmet need for hospitals in the Trenton area. With an idea conceived by Dr. Susheel, the pair have been working together to create durable masks for patients and staff to use at local hospitals.

Dr. Susheel Bathla sews homemade masks for hospitals in need.

The homemade masks were each individually sewn by Dr. Susheel using double layered cotton fabric. In total she has sewn and delivered about 200 masks with the help of her husband and family friends. The couple has also taken the time to make sure that each mask is disinfected and properly cared for prior to being delivered. This initiative, taken up by two members of Trenton’s community, is a small gesture that will surely go a long way to help those in need.

“This is an opportunity for families to get together and to be engaged, involved, and caring towards everyone out there,” said Kamal Bathla. To go along with this act of kindness the family is also donating food and other supplies such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, and cooking oil to help the less fortunate in Trenton.

The White House is poised to urge Americans to wear cloth masks or face coverings in public to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to the Washington Post. However, healthcare providers are exposed at a much higher risk. Ongoing stories about the production and delivery of these much-needed masks are truly inspiring.

Throughout the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trenton has truly been able to come together as a community to help those who need it the most. We’ll continue to highlight all the great initiatives being acted upon by members of this unbreakable community.