The university donates protective material to the university hospital

Published on 27 March 2020

Faced with coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne has gathered its available equipment and donated it to the Reims University Hospital.

After a huge collection within its various departments and laboratories, the president of the university was able to give the Reims university hospital protective and screening equipment.

This included surgical masks, FFP2 and FFP3 masks, and protective equipment such as gloves, overshoes or disposable non-woven medical gowns which were offered on Friday 27 March 2020, and which will be used to protect carers at the Reims University Hospital.

(N.B. : Many masks, notably FFP2 and FFP3 ones, were donated from 17 March 2020 to the Reims University Hospital and the Charleville Mézières university hospital)

In addition, a large part of the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) reagents, which certain URCA research laboratories use, and which make it possible to develop screening tests for coronavirus (COVID-19) have also been passed on to the university hospital. The rest of the stocks are kept in the laboratories and made available to the university hospital.

In addition to the increased material resources made possible thanks to the widespread solidarity and mobilisation shown by citizens, many students in medicine, pharmacy, odontology, midwifery and paramedical training have joined the university hospital teams since the beginning of the pandemic.

The university would like to thank the university departments and laboratories for their solidarity and the whole of its community for its investment and mobilisation during this period, thus ensuring the continuity of its missions.