CAPE TOWN – Cape Town Doctors have teamed up creating a crowdfund to expand Covid-19 services amongst patients and communities by providing PPE (personal protective equipment) to medical workers in hopes to keep them safe.
The Masks for Medics was an initiative started by six doctors – Dr Anthony Smith, Dr Sonia Hough, Dr Lauren Lee, Dr Julie Etellin, Dr Natalia Novikova and Dr Sarahan Brophy – after realising that working together rather than on their own, their efforts to fighting the coronavirus pandemic would be much more effective in helping communities.
Dr Anthony Smith points out that the medical workers working directly in communities and within the homes of those infected are the ones most at risk and in dire need of PPE.
Although the government has assisted in many ways to provide such equipment, there still remains a shortage which Masks for Medics are trying to cover.
The initiative aims to provide PPE’s such as gowns, masks, visors, gloves, sanitizers as well as necessary equipment such as monitors and thermometers to protect healthcare workers on the front-line who treat Covid-19 patients in their own homes in hopes to alleviate hospitals from potential overcapacity.
Masks for Medics’ core objectives also covers the training of medical workers in the use of PPE’s as well as the correct disposal of the used equipment.
The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic may rise as winter approaches, with all donations welcome, the initiative urges you to make a difference in your community.
For any donations, please visit https://www.backabuddy.co.za/masks-for-medics
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