Fifteen 3D surgical face shields will be delivered to Netcare911.
The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ’s) Library Makerspace division is developing 3D-printed surgical face shields, in an effort to meet the rapidly growing need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers.
This comes at a time when state suppliers are scrambling to secure essential equipment such as ventilators, masks, gloves, respirators and sanitisers from local and international manufacturers.
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic tightens its grip on nations across the globe, the infection rate has soared to over one million cases, with recoveries at more than 218 000, with deaths at over 54 000, at the time of publication. SA had recorded 1 462 coronavirus and five deaths by this morning.
In efforts to help curb the spread of the virus, the Makerspace…