Dubai Chamber - PPE
Dubai Chamber's has come up with a timely response to get PPE supply on an even keel. Image Credit: Dubai Chamber

Dubai: Businesses and healthcare providers in the UAE looking to source personal protective equipment (PPE) can do so through Dubai Chamber’s newly launched Rapid Response Initiative (RRI).

The online marketplace connects reliable buyers and sellers of PPE and medical supplies and aims to meet a growing demand among businesses for these types of products as they comply with safety measures introduced by the government.

Companies that buy and sell PPE and medical equipment can register on the marketplace at no cost. The portal initially launched with 15 approved suppliers from the UAE listing a wide range of products, including surgical and reusable facemasks and shields, safety goggles, hand sanitizer, disposable gloves, medical gowns and coveralls, ventilators and thermometers.

“This initiative supports Dubai Chamber’s efforts to enhance ease of doing business in Dubai and facilitate trade, while it also positions the emirate as a global smart city leveraging digital tools to help fight the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Belaid Rettab, Senior Director, Economic Research and Sustainable Business Development Sector, Dubai Chamber.