A medical supplies manufacturer has assured the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of deliveries of N95 face masks from abroad.
The DTI said the mother company of Medtecs International Corp. Ltd abroad will be supplying 400,000 pieces of FFP2-N95 masks that are set to arrive next week.
“N95 face masks will be made available to the public to protect them from the ashfall generated by the Taal Volcano eruption.”
“The public should not worry as DTI is working to ensure the supply of reasonably-priced N95 face masks will be made available to the public to protect them from the ashfall generated by the Taal Volcano eruption,” DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said.
Medtecs’ Bataan facility has 2 million pieces of N88 surgical masks that are ready for distribution in the market.
“Our company is not increasing the price of N95 masks, which is sold at P60 per piece.”
Medtecs chief financial officer and director Wilfrido Rodriguez also assured that their company is not increasing the price of N95 masks, which are being sold at P60 per piece.
The company has already donated a total of 12,000 pieces of N95 masks and 500,000 pieces of N88 surgical masks to affected areas of Taal Volcano eruption through the DTI ‘s regional offices.
The recent Medtecs donation included 2,000 pieces of N95 masks and 100,000 pieces of N88 surgical masks.