Manitoba government seeking medical supplies to support Covid-19 response
April 7, 2020, 10:34 am
On April 7, the Manitoba government announced that it is seeking the following items to support the province’s response COVID-19:
• N95 masks,
• surgical masks,
• medical gowns, and
• additional medical supplies to aid in the fight against COVID-19.
On April 3, to add to the Manitoba Protection Plan, the Manitoba government announced the investment of more than $100 million to accelerate the pace at which Manitoba is procuring essential medical supplies and equipment, hotel capacity and other critical needs to help prepare for COVID-19.
The Manitoba government asks that businesses and individuals able to provide products or services to contact the provincial government immediately and see how they are able to help.
The province is specifically looking for assistance from the garment industry to source medical gowns, suits and other products requiring sewing.
Manitoba manufacturers or businesses able to provide supplies or prepared to re-tool and rapidly scale up production lines to develop products made in Manitoba to help in the fight against COVID-19 can go to the online submission form at www.manitoba.ca/covid19supplies. Once visiting the site, businesses should wait to be contacted by the procurement office.
Shared Health has also issued a call to businesses who have personal protective equipment on hand. If the supplies are in original packaging, clean and in usable condition, and you are interested in donating the requested items, reach out by visiting https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/supply-donations/. Drop-off locations exist across Manitoba in Winnipeg, Brandon, Portage la Prairie, Selkirk, Winkler and Steinbach.
For accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.