The World Heath Organization (WHO) has requested Medical manufacturers increase their production of key medical supplies due the impact of the Coronavirus. The WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters at the organization’s Geneva headquarters than he estimates 89 million medical masks, 76 million examination gloves and 1.6 million goggles will be required each month for the COVID-19 response and current supplies are being depleted. WHO has requested manufacturers increase personal protective gear supplies by 40% to meet the needs of the medical community.
With this increase in demand and the growing rates of infection, distributors are turning to allocations.
CDC Feb. Reports Distributors Status:
“Distributors of select types of PPE are reporting an increased volume of orders from customers and challenges in meeting order demands for personal protective equipment, specifically for N95 respirators and facemasks. Due to decreased exports from overseas by manufacturers, distributors are reporting that these items are being placed on allocation, and orders are being filled based on historical demands for existing customers. At present, shortfalls may be anticipated to continue for the next 3–4 months.” We highly recommend you check the CDC Strategies for Optimizing Supplies – Read More