National Treasury has called on suppliers of protective equipment to make submissions of the items they provide amid a global shortage of the crucial stock needed by health-care workers to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Among the items listed in the request are disposable aprons, protective surgical gowns, protective eyewear,  surgical gloves, overshoes and protective hoods. They also require biohazard bags,  ventilators, alcohol-based cleaning disinfectants and venturi masks...

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