TUZLA, March 25 (FENA) – Students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tuzla have a commendable campaign and, together with their assistant professor, Denis Bečirović, began designing visors for respirators for the University Clinical Center Tuzla. Their initiative has received a lot of support from professors and the rector of the University of Tuzla and many business people.
Yesterday, a team of professors and assistants met with the director of the University Clinical Center Tuzla Vahid Jusufović, the medical director Šekib Umihanić and the director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic Sead Ahmetagić to discuss the current situation at the clinic.
“We have defined the required quantities for both the UCC Tuzla and the needs assessment for the whole of BiH. I took their samples and arranged meetings with entrepreneurs in Gračanica at Terrasit Insulation. Gračanica entrepreneurs have demonstrated a high level of professionalism.
They said they are ready to start producing protective visors and modified goggles. And for that purpose, entrepreneur Mirsad Helić stopped part of his regular production. I emphasize that neither of these entrepreneurs want their personal role to be emphasized in all of this. It should be added that Gradačac entrepreneurs through their Employers’ Association have already raised significant financial resources for donations of UCC Tuzla in the amount of hundreds of thousands of KM and that they do not plan to stop there,” professor Zvezdan Karadžin from the University of Tuzla told FENA as one of the persons who initiated this campaign.
The University Clinical Center Tuzla also has a problem with the very slow procurement of respiratory equipment, and there is no time to spare.
“That is why this emergency response is very important. All the necessary equipment is in insufficient quantities, and in the case, for example, FFP3 protective masks, if the epidemic develops further, we will need up to 50,000 pieces,” said Karadžin.