Georgia produces 40,000 medical gowns to address COVID-19 pandemic

  • The European Union and German Government helped Georgian start-up Doctor Goods to purchase 12 additional sewing machines to meet existing high market demands for surgical gowns. Photo: EU Delegation to Georgia

Agenda.ge, 26 Mar 2020 - 22:20, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian start-up Doctor Goods has produced 40,000 medical gowns in a week to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

The European Union and German Government helped Doctor Goods, which produces medical textiles, to purchase 12 additional sewing machines to meet existing high market demands.

European Union Ambassador to Georgia Carl Hartzell said the EU “is working on measures to support Georgia in the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic”. 

Founder and CEO of Doctor Goods Mamuka Khaduri said the purchase of additional machinery has enabled the company produce larger volume of medical wear in a short period of time. 

In the context of the fight against COVID-19 the company plans to increase its production, recruit additional qualified workforce, particularly those who have lost their jobs due to the crisis – we have already hired eight additional staff and are ready to bring in more”, he stated.

Noting that his company is starting production of medical face masks as well, Khaduri hoped that once this crisis is overcome, Doctor Goods “will get opportunities to access the European market”.

As of now, Georgia has 79 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including two Austrians who have returned to their country on a charter flight and eleven Georgian individuals who have recovered. 

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