Donato calls on Parkes businesses to make medical supplies amid fight against COVID-19

CAN YOU HELP? Orange MP Phil Donato is calling on his electorate to make much-needed medical equipment for NSW.
CAN YOU HELP? Orange MP Phil Donato is calling on his electorate to make much-needed medical equipment for NSW.

Businesses in Parkes and across the Orange electorate are being encouraged to join the fight against COVID-19 and start producing much-needed medical equipment for NSW.

State Member for Orange Phil Donato has put the call-out to his electorate, saying the unprecedented global demand on much-needed medical supplies had seen traditional suppliers now unable to fill urgent orders to service the state.

"Hand sanitiser, hand wash soap, gloves, cleaning products, protective clothing, masks, eye wear and paper products are now in such high demand," Mr Donato said.

"The NSW Government is now calling on local businesses in the Orange electorate to convert their production lines to make these products to fill the gap."

The products required urgently include:

  • Hand sanitiser
  • Hand wash soap
  • Gloves
  • Cleaning products
  • Protective clothing
  • Masks
  • Eye wear
  • Paper products

Mr Donato said this is also a great way for businesses, who may be seeing a downturn in business due to COVID-19, to adapt and remain strong during these uncertain times.

"This is a great way for business to diversify and keep as many workers in a job as possible," he said.

Businesses who are able to join the fight against COVID-19 are urged to register their interest at www.nsw.gov.au.

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