The picture above represents the common situation in a lot of hospitals in Romania. Doctors and nurses due to lack of protective equipment in the fight against COVID 19, need to wash their disposable face masks. Hospitals will soon be overwhelmed with sick, dying people and no one to treat them because medical staff have caught it too.
I am a concerned citizen, but also a concerned daughter and a concerned human being who is extremely anxious for her parents and everyone in my home city. Thankfully, I am now safe in Shanghai, China and I have the means and the desire to help better from here.
This is a fundraising campaign to obtain the necessary resources to provide medical staff who work in "The county hospital Arges" (Spitalul Judetean Arges) and in "The Hospital for Elders" (Spitalul de Batrani Stefanesti) situated in Pitesti and Stefanesti, Romania with protective medical equipment.
The situation with the lack of equipment is similar in the whole country. The virus will spread like wildfire if medical staff do not receive protective gear. So far the authorities have seemed to be uninterested or just not willing to buy and supply hospitals with what is needed to keep COVID 19 under control and to protect doctors and nurses who are key in saving people's lives.
Due to the fact that I live in Shanghai I have access to suppliers that can provide special FFP2 and FFP3 masks, protective goggles and medical protective overalls. The suppliers of these goods have provided a CE for me to check and make sure that it is actually legal and safe to send these products to Romania.
My aim is to buy at least 1000 special masks that offer 95% protection when in close proximity to the virus. 1000 is the minimum number needed for the order to be placed.
- The price of one such mask is 50 RMB. = 6. 25 euros.
I also want to buy normal surgical masks, protective medical overalls and protective goggles.
- The price of the normal mask if 2.8 RMB (0.35 euros).
- The minimum price for the overalls is 70 RMB. = 8. 75 euros.
- The protective goggles are 30 RMB.= or 3. 75 euros.
The goal is to raise as much as possible to be able to send the special masks (minimum 50 000 RMB, or 6250 euros) and hopefully also enough to buy goggles, overalls and extra surgical masks.
On top of the cost for purchasing the protective equipment, from the donations received I will also cover the transportation cost, which will depend on the final weight of the package, but I estimate it to be around 2000 or 3000 RMB =250 or 375 euros
I commit to sharing my contact details with my donors and I want to keep them informed about all the purchases made, the fundraising plan, the transportation, the delivery and the sharing of the equipment to medical staff.
So I am asking you, kind donors, who probably know what it is like to be afraid of the virus and of its effects to donate as much as you can to help me buy the protective equipment for medical staff. Please, help me save doctors and nurses or at least give them the appropriate protective gear they need before going into battle with this dangerous, unpredictable virus.
The picture below shows the dire situation in hospitals and the lack of equipment. The patient below has contracted COVID 19 and he was on his way to be transferred from a hospital in Neamt to a hospital in Iasi. He was supposed to be completely isolated and transported inside an impervious sheet.This is yet another proof of the lack of necessary equipment in hospitals in Romania.
Thus, I ask you to help me alleviate the nightmare and to help me buy the equipment needed! Donate and contribute to protecting doctors and nurses first, who can treat, save and protect people at large.