Medical fetish fights the novel coronavirus
MedFetUK announced its correspondence with National Health Service (NHS) representatives from across the country who wanted to acquire basic protective equipment and clothing for health workers in a deathmatch with the coronavirus pandemic.
While the company declined to identify which hospital received its "few sets" of scrubs in stock, they did let slip that it was located in the south of England.
The company added that the ordeal was "scandalous," and that it was "being sought out as last-resort supplier" for the NHS amid the crisis, and further explained how claims from politicians that health workers were getting what they needed were untrue.
Today we donated our entire stock of disposable scrubs to an NHS hospital. It was just a few sets, because we don't carry large stocks, but they were desperate, so we sent them free of charge.— MedFetUK (@MedFet_UK) March 27, 2020
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In a tweet about the donation on Friday, MedFetUK said: "Today we donated our entire stock of disposable scrubs to an NHS hospital. It was just a few sets, because we don't carry large stocks, but they were desperate, so we sent them free of charge."
Additional tweets followed: "When you see someone from the government saying the NHS is getting what it needs, that is a LIE. We have been contacted this week by representatives of NHS procurement all over the country, trying to source basic protective equipment and clothing."
"When we, a tiny company set up to serve a small section of the kink community, find ourselves being sought out as a last-resort supplier to our National Health Service in a time of crisis, something is seriously wrong. In fact, it's scandalous."
Funding cuts to the NHK
A decade of funding cuts to the NHS has let it "barely able to cope under normal circumstances, much less when faced with the onslaught of a global pandemic," said MedFetUK, reports Newsweek.
MedFetUK added: "So when it's all over ... and the doctors, nurses and other staff have done an amazing job (as they undoubtedly will despite the circumstances) ... let's not forget, or forgive, the ones who sent the NHS into this battle with inadequate armor and one hand tied behind its back."
Earlier in March, the British Medical Association (BMA) declared it had been inundated with concerns regarding the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for nurses and doctors fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Many of its members have been forced to work with "inadequate" protection, reports Newsweek.
As the coronavirus pandemic exposes shortcomings in the funding of health care and medical supplies, previously niche industries — like medical kink — are being cast to the foreground of the COVID-19 crisis. One can't help but wonder what other industries might step into the fray.