The Qatar Scientific Club (QSC) is set to manufacture 6,000 face shields with support from Oryx
GTL for medical staff of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Oryx GTL employees.
These will be manufactured at the QSC’s Fabrication Lab, after a face shield previously manufactured
by the Club was tested and approved by the HMC.
Oryx GTL has supported the QSC to produce 5,000 face shields for the HMC and 1,000 for its
employees, in order to provide protection against the risk of coronavirus infection.
The coronavirus causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease, these locally-manufactured face shields
have a number of advantages, which include providing enhanced protection and reducing
condensation that could affect the wearer’s vision, and are also reusable after being sterilised, and are environment-friendly.
The shields were tested multiple times by the medical teams concerned, and the recommended
improvements were made accordingly.
Saad al-Muraikhi, director of public relations at Oryx GTL, said that this assistance comes
as part of the company’s efforts to support the Qatar society, and is in line with their corporate social responsibility which is being committed to support important and constructive programmes.
Abdulaziz al-Jabiri, technical director at the QSC, added that the support of Oryx GTL stresses the
strong and continued desire of the company to maintain community partnerships in a way that
benefits the entire society.
By: Nawal Mukadam