• Wednesday, June 12, 2024
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Lifemate moves to flatten Covid-19 curve, donates 50,000 surgical nose masks to NCDC


As part of its efforts in helping the Federal Government flatten the Covid-19 curve, Lifemate Nigeria Limited, one of Nigeria’s top furniture companies, has donated 50,000 pieces of surgical nose masks to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The donation is coming after the company inaugurated I-MATE health care which commenced mass production of surgical nose masks to help meet demand and prevent spread of COVID-19. I-MATE Medical Protective Equipment Company is a subsidiary of Lifemate Nigeria and approved by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC REG. No.: 03-7384).

Speaking during the donations of the nose masks at the NCDC office in Lagos, Ejike Kelechi, deputy director, Operations Management Centre, Lifemate Nigeria Limited said Lifemate is donating 50,000 pieces of surgical nose mask to the NCDC after it started production of the masks.

Kelechi explained that during the onset of the pandemic, Lifemate discovered that a lot of people did not have access to nose masks and the price was ridiculous, so it went into production in a bid to contribute its own quota and to ensure people get the nose masks for their own protection.

He further explained that the donation to NCDC is a way of supporting the government and Nigerians in general.

“Things are going back to normal and economic activities have resumed again but the truth is that the virus is still out there. As we go about our daily activities, we have to protect ourselves.

“Remember to wash your hands, maintain the required social distance, use hand sanitisers and most importantly use your nose masks. The disease can be transferred through droplets. That is why we need to really use the nose masks,” he said.

He said that the donation was a start in the right direction, adding that subsequently, Lifemate will be able to do more as the company is just starting and this is going to be a gradual and continuous process.

“In our factory, we can make as much as one million face masks on a daily basis. As time goes on, we will increase this capacity based on demand. Our company has been in Nigeria for over 15 years. We are not new in the business environment in Nigeria.

“We discovered that we could not get nose masks for our own protection, so we thought about it. People need nose masks for their own protection and they do not have access to the nose masks and at the beginning to import them was a problem and that is why we went into production. We import the materials but we manufacture locally,” Kelechi said.

The representatives of NCDC who were on ground to receive the donations extended their gratitude to Lifemate Nigeria Limited.

The company has advanced production equipment in Nigeria. The daily output of disposable nose masks produced is 1,000,000 units. The products are produced in strict accordance with international hygiene standards, using high-quality materials with good filtration and super anti-bacterial function. Its main products include; disposable Nose Masks, Protective Clothing, Goggles and KN95 Masks.

The disposable nose mask is made of soft and comfortable non-woven fabric, and up to 95-grade melt-blown fabric, which is comfortable to wear and does not irritate the skin. The bridge clip design can be adjusted according to different face shapes.

The inner covering ultrasonic spot is non-irritating, the ear band is firm and does not fall off easily.