A local short and long term solution to the shortage of medical protective gear in Romanian hospitals is local manufacturing, with proper fabric and respecting the standards. Among the medical protective gear needed, the medical staff are often mentioning the shortage of medical protective suits.
Our association has opened in 2016 in Bucharest a social tailor shop, a small social enterprise to generate profit which is invested into the healthcare projects developed by the association. During these 4 years of clothing production, our tailor shop staff has gained significant experience in clothing production, has 2 tailors employed, 2 sewing machines and other equipment for clothing production.
Target group: medical staff working in the 55 hospitals listed as primary care hospitals for COVID-19. A selection will be made by our team once the first shipment is ready to be delivered.
Our NGO identified suppliers for the fabric necessary for local manufacturing of medical protective suits and produced a prototype for a medical protective suit (fabric: 100% polypropylene). The prototype was designed by our team in accordance to the World Health Organization “Personal protective equipment for use in a filovirus disease outbreak - Rapid advice guideline” 2019 and local norms.