Supply of protective equipment
As a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, there is a great demand for personal protective equipment in the healthcare sector and in general.
To support the regions and the municipalities in their efforts to procure sufficient supplies of protective equipment, a Logistics Centre was established in the Danish Medicines Agency with a national overview of supplies in the regions and the municipalities. The centre was intended to be the national coordination point for the distribution and reallocation of protective equipment and critical medical devices between the regions and the municipalities. A collaboration with several of the biggest Danish companies was also formed to switch production to the manufacture of protective equipment.
In addition, the Danish Medicines Agency launched the Denmark helps Denmark campaign to get organisations, authorities, institutions and private companies to submit their ideas on how to procure extra protective equipment, COVID-19 test kits and hand sanitizer for frontline staff in the healthcare sector. The general public and employees in the healthcare sector and all other sectors and companies were furthermore advised to exercise prudent use of hand sanitizer and protective equipment and to only use the exact amount needed – no more no less.