One of the main problems in combating the crisis of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Sweden is the lack of protective equipment for care personnel that help the elderly. In hospitals, this deficiency is better controlled, but in elderly care work the situation is more complicated.
Neat’s subsidiary in Sweden, at the request of the municipality of Kävlinge, in the province of Skåne in southern Sweden, has donated material that allows the production of 1.000 protective face shields against coronavirus. Another local company is responsible for 3D printing the frames of these visors.
The assembly work, as indicated by the Kävlinge municipality, is carried out by older people who are willing to collaborate. Companies, government and citizens are working together against the pandemic.
«At Neat, we are very proud to be able to help caregivers continue their noble work with the necessary protective equipment, thus avoiding the risk of contagion both for them and for the older people they care for», Ulrik Lundberg, Head of R&D at Neat, said.