In response to the urgent call from those fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines, REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL has mobilised its nationwide innovation hubs or iLeadLABs to produce Personal Protective Equipment or PPE.
“We have prototyped a series of face shields and splash protection masks using 3D printed parts,” explains Dr Ahmed Shaikh, Managing Director of REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL. “These are now being produced at our iLeadLABs in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg while observing social distance protocols and other stipulated health guidelines. The PPE will be distributed, at no cost, to healthcare workers in select public healthcare facilities nationwide.”
The global shortage of PPE is a blow to healthcare professionals who are in the midst of a fierce battle against COVID-19. PPE is critical to protect them against contracting the virus and plays a crucial role in helping turn the tide of the pandemic.
REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL’S prototype protective facial shields and masks will be used by those testing and treating members of the public for COVID-19. “The first batch was printed in a matter of days and production hasn’t stopped since,” says Dr Shaikh. He adds, “The true grit of a nation is revealed during times of crisis, like this one. We are facing an undeniably powerful adversary – and an invisible one at that. REGENT Business School is grateful to be able to meaningfully contribute to the fight against COVID-19 by producing and donating life-saving essential gear.”
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