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DTI FabLabs produce PPEs

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its Shared Service Facility (SSF) Fabrication Laboratories (FabLabs) has produced and distributed 59,127 face shields and 230 aerosol boxes across 1,026 hospitals nationwide to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals, health units, and other essential establishments doing frontline work.

The SSF FabLab projects under DTI is a private-public partnership initiative implemented through cooperators that aims to improve micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) competitiveness by providing machinery, equipment, systems, and other auxiliary items, as well as skills and knowledge under a shared system.

“There is a growing community of makers in our regions, particularly the MSMEsector, who have been helping the country in providing our healthcare workers and frontliners with locally-fabricated PPEs,” DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said.

Source: Manila Bulletin (

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