Individual South African companies and the public have donated over 1.4 million pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), valued at R13.2 million through the B4SA PPE portal. The PPE has been donated to public sector doctors, nurses and community health care workers at the frontlines of the country’s fight against the pandemic.
Donated products include 945 000 pairs of examination gloves, 233 000 surgical masks, 130 000 N95 respirators, 135 000 face shields, 9100 litres of sanitiser, 1100 coveralls and 1100 surgical aprons.
In March, B4SA’s Health Workgroup launched a national PPE donations drive called ‘Business Mzansi, we need you’, which called on companies, especially those in lockdown, to donate medical grade PPE in the national interest.
Read more: B4SA donations press release