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The masks offered by the Companhia de Firefighters Sapadores de Braga to operators and customers are being stamped with the company’s image to keep away from potential deviations. Councilman with the division says that the act isn’t detrimental to the features of the masks however Infarmed doesn’t threat it and says it doesn’t be sure that the standard, security and efficiency of the masks is maintained.

The warning was left by some customers who got stamped masks after they had been transported to Braga Hospital. Within the emergency division, some well being professionals have already warned firefighters that this is not going to be essentially the most hygienic measure for masks. Nevertheless, these accountable don’t appear to see any issues.

Contacted by O MINHO concerning this case, councilor Altino Bessa, with the position of Civil Safety and administration of those firefighters, says he’s conscious of the case, however devalues ​​it, indicating that the masks themselves shield from the ink of the stamp, one thing it’s a guess as a result of it’s not scientifically confirmed nor has any take a look at been carried out.

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“We determined to stamp the masks as a result of some had been disappearing and so there’s much less temptation to take them”, clarified the additionally chief of the CDS municipality within the municipality. From the viewpoint of the councilman, this stamp “doesn’t convey any drawback”, justifying with the masks’s personal features: “If it serves to filter particles and droplets, it additionally serves to filter the stamp, so there isn’t a drawback with that”, strengthened.

MINHO contacted Infarmed, the entity that regulates the approval of using masks for the covid-19 within the nationwide territory, however the response was not one hundred pc enlightening.

One factor is for certain, Infarmed isn’t answerable for placing stamps on anti-covid-19 masks, even referring that the particular person (or entity) that modified it’s the one who ought to be held accountable. For this, an ASAE inspection is critical.

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“If the masks are registered as medical units, positioned in the marketplace by the producer, if they’re modified later, the accountability rests with those that change them”, writes Infarmed in a reply despatched to O MINHO.

“Thus, putting a stamp on a masks positioned in the marketplace as a medical gadget, could have an effect (or not) on high quality, security and efficiency, the producer not being answerable for this variation however the particular person / entity that modified it”, he provides, assuming that it could actually trigger issues in addition to not.

The query can solely be answered after exams performed on the masks.

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