INA delivers 3,200 cuts of waterproof fabric to make protective gowns to health personnel

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El Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje (INA) hizo una entrega parcial de 3.200 cortes de tela impermeable para la confección de batas, las cuales serán insumo para mitigar el contacto con secreciones respiratorias provenientes de pacientes que atenderá la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS).

The National Learning Institute (INA) made a partial delivery of 3,200 cuts of waterproof fabric for the preparation of gowns, which will be used to mitigate contact with respiratory secretions from patients to be attended by the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS).

This first installment corresponds to the expedited work carried out by eight INA teachers from Monday 23 to Friday March 27 and represents 70% of the first request requested by the CCSS (4,700 cuts).

The INA’s executive president, Andrés Valenciano, reported that the institution will continue making these deliveries twice a week for as long as the Costa Rican Social Security Fund requires, with the aim of supporting the availability of this input.

The dressing gowns will be made by the CCSS Clothing Factory and these pieces will be added to the supply available to the institution.

After recognizing the inter-institutional work and the contribution of the INA to contribute to the protection of hospital personnel, President Carlos Alvarado, stressed that “the fight that Costa Rica gives against COVID-19 is won not only with the preventive measures promoted by the Government of the Republic, but with the effort and extraordinary work carried out by each person from their trenches ”.

Management with productive sector

Valenciano announced other collaborative actions by the institution to face this social and economic challenge that we are experiencing.

He mentioned that the INA User Service Unit is contacting graduates from the textile sector, who have a micro or small company, in order to determine if they are interested in making garments directly for the CCSS.

According to the established work protocol, the graduated population of the last decade will be contacted. To date, more than 300 people from the textile area have shown interest in being bidders for these hospital garment production projects.

Once the contacts have been made, the technical validation will be done by the CCSS to continue with the process.

It is important to note that INA staff will identify themselves properly and make calls in the afternoon, from cell phones, which should not generate mistrust as they perform their duties in teleworking.

In this way, INA supports this productive sector by generating work and the CCSS satisfying an urgent need to face the emergency caused by COVID-19.

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