Are our healthcare workers sufficiently protected?
Healthcare workers depend on high-quality personal protective equipment (PPE) every day to protect themselves and their patients from transmittable diseases. The coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed healthcare facilities worldwide, making the availability of high-quality PPE more important than ever.
Increased demand for [PPE]9(https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/anae.15071) from healthcare providers and panic-buying by regular citizens due to COVID-19 led to worldwide shortages of PPE. In response, many manufacturers ramped up PPE production. However, quality control quickly became a significant issue, with reports of substandard PPE shipments making it into global headline news.
Unfortunately, healthcare workers had no choice but to use PPE available to them even if it was low quality, putting them at risk of contracting COVID-19. Generally speaking, when a healthcare worker gets infected, their constant exposure to sick patients means their viral load will be much higher than that of the average person, which puts them at greater risk of a complicated infection. Although vaccines have reduced this risk, it has not reduced the demand for high-quality PPE in any meaningful way.
The team at Junala understands this problem and has stepped up to the challenge. Our in-depth knowledge of the healthcare supply chain has allowed us to source and efficiently deliver high-quality PPE that healthcare systems need to fight this pandemic. Junala has been doing the legwork to ensure PPE quality, allowing for peace of mind that the safety of healthcare workers, their patients, and their families is not compromised.
A question for you - have you faced a similar dilemma with regards to the quality PPE available in your facility? Share your experience with us in the comment section below - we would love to hear from you.
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