Two local companies are in the processing of making protective gears for Ugandans in efforts to fight coronavirus.
They are Nice House of Plastics famed for manufacturing plastic products and Crest Foam company, the makers of all sorts of mattresses.
Uganda Manufacturers’ Association (UMA) executive director, Daniel Birungi, told Daily Monitor that Nice and Crest Foam designed samples of transparent plastic face masks.
The samples were to be presented to the Ministry of Health for detailed specifications on the final product.
“This product is not practical for anyone that is not in the medical field. This is something that is for the medical practitioners because the gear the manufacturers are targeting is to facilitate their [medical officers] work,” Birungi told Monitor.
The two companies will deliver once they are given specifications about the quality of masks and plastic aprons.
The Bugolobi-based industry, Nice House of Plastics, has already designed and developed plastic aprons.
They will be used by everyone and cheap so that they can be afforded by even the poor people.
The idea is hinged on the fact that it is necessary as a preventive measure since the cure side is not guaranteed.
They are comfortable and can be cleaned with sanitizers.
They can be used multiple times.