In a bid to offer aid in a region with growing COVID-19 concerns, TJM has donated 2975 face shields to three hospitals in Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea is currently in the midst of a surge in coronavirus cases, with a peak of 613 confirmed cases on October 10. With low testing and vaccination rates, authorities hold concerns for the affected regions’ citizens and local health systems.
A shortage of appropriate medical supplies has the potential to compound this problem, a fact that has led TJM to donate face shields for health workers in hard-hit regions.
This includes Angau General Hospital in Lae City, the country’s second-largest city. Angau is the city’s only public hospital, serving a population of over just over 76,000 – though that didn’t stop 19 COVID-19 deaths being recorded in September alone.
TJM also donated face shields to Vunapope Hospital, which is situated in Kokopo City in the New Guinea Islands region, as well Mt Hagen General Hospital in Mt Hagen City, which is located in the Highlands region.
Aeroklas has been producing plastic automotive accessories since 1996, however the COVID-19 pandemic has seen Aeroklas divert some of its expertise into manufacturing face shields. Designed to prevent the spread of airborne droplets, each Aeroklas Face Shield is constructed from reusable, medical-grade PET, and features environmentally friendly EDPM sponge tape for greater user comfort.
Aeroklas has previously supplied face shields to clinics and hospitals in Japan and North America. It is hoped that TJM and Aeroklas’ recent donations will help play a part, however small, in containing the spread of the novel coronavirus in these regions.