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Endorsement: Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil for NYC Public Advocate

By October 13, 2021No Comments

The New York Young Republican Club is proud to endorse Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil, MD, MS, aka Dr. Devi, for New York City Public Advocate.  

Dr. Devi achieved her:

  • Bachelors of Neurobiology & Economics from Northwestern University 
  • MD from Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Internship, Residency, and Fellowship at Harvard Medical School  
  • Masters from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism 
  • Faculty at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine 

Dr. Devi has worked in the field of medicine for 20 years and treated thousands of patients in New York and beyond in a wide variety of capacities pertaining to patient treatments in a hospital setting, in an out-patient setting, and in administration administering medical health to veterans in the tri-state area. In addition, Dr. Devi has conducted research and has been published in various medical journals.  

Dr. Devi is a regular contributor on television for the last 10 years, as a contributing editor and subject matter expert discussing a wide variety of medical topics helping to keep the public properly informed on the latest news in the world of medicine and health. In her own words, regarding her candidacy for Public Advocate, she aims to, “move the hearts and minds of people so we can overcome this crisis together…”             

As Public Advocate Dr. Devi will advocate for:  

  • Transparency, Fairness, & Predictability
  • An end to mandatory vaccinations and an end to vaccine passports
  • Stricter penalties for scam-artists and frauds 
  • Job creation 
  • Strategies to dramatically decrease violent crime 
  • Effective government operations
  • A resolution to the opioid epidemic 
  • A relaxation of NYC’s onerous fines, penalties, and bureaucracy as it pertains to small business, traffic, and public parking

Like many medical professionals, Dr. Devi stepped forward in the early days of the pandemic to volunteer her private practice and expertise to protect New York’s residents. The city was initially receptive, but Dr. Devi soon realized that the city’s bureaucracy and ineptness have encumbered the city to such an extent as to make it impossible for the city to respond effectively. In her own words: 

“I have been a doctor for almost 20 years… My entire life changed when the lockdown came in March 2020. I lost everything that mattered to me– at least temporarily. My first child’s daycare was forced to close, and I had to decide whether to stay home with my toddler or to keep my practice open and help my patients. Also, I was pregnant with a second child…If I didn’t treat my patients, they would have had to go to the ER, which at that time was a death sentence.  Many of my patients struggle with Cancer, HIV, and other serious medical conditions. I sent my child, who I love, upstate to live with my parents…”

“We could not obtain PPE from our suppliers, and I spent my life savings to fund my private practice to provide care for my patients…” 

“When my toddler returned back to us 8 months later, I was 8 months’ pregnant and getting ready for a scheduled c-section. I had preeclampsia with my first delivery and for the second pregnancy. I skipped the last few weeks of OB visits because we got infected with COVID and had to go into isolation. Then one day, I called 911 because my husband was hallucinating from low oxygen. He was hospitalized and put on high flow nasal oxygen. I thought he would die. Soon after, I felt short of breath and experienced contractions.  In that moment, I thought both my unborn baby and I would die. I was worried for my toddler. I couldn’t give her to anyone else because she was also infected with COVID. Again, when I asked the City Administration for help, in the form of a home health aide with PPE, or a nanny with PPE, I was told that if I could not maintain a “safe” environment for my child, that the City would take her from me. It made me question the whole purpose of the government. Is the Government here to help? or to make things more difficult? I realized that I would have to figure out a solution on my own. Ultimately, I roamed the perimeter of a massive hospital complex in active labor, short of breath from COVID, in the freezing cold of winter, and by myself. Miraculously, my baby was born with COVID antibodies and immunity to the deadly virus. We were immediately transferred to an isolation room that we shared, and from inside that room, I resumed telemedicine visits for my patients who still needed healthcare within hours after my C-section.  I know that I am not alone with these experiences and I realize that we need a real serious change in leadership in New York City. Therefore I have decided to run for NYC Public Advocate.”

There is a special opportunity in this election cycle to elect a whole new crop of qualified leaders who will return safety and security to New York City. We strongly support Dr. Devi’s candidacy and know that she will lead in advocating for practical solutions to the serious problems New Yorkers face every day. We look forward to Dr. Devi’s leadership and advocacy for New York City’s Residents. 

 The New York Young Republican Club strongly urges all New York City Voters to support Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil for New York City Public Advocate.