JAG UFS has brought in the first of ten weekly shipments bound for NHS Scotland on a specialist flight from Shanghai to Glasgow Prestwick Airport. A Boeing 747 Freighter fully loaded with critical medical and personal protection equipment landed at Prestwick Airport at 3.15am Saturday morning, bringing the much-needed supplies to our heroic frontline healthcare workers.
Worldwide shortages of personal protective wear and global need for Covid-19 testing kits have resulted in huge demand for these critical supplies. Over the last three weeks, JAG UFS's teams in the UK and Shanghai have been working tirelessly with Continuum Scotland and Unifi.id Movement Intelligence to co-ordinate this essential supply chain and secure air freight services for NHS Scotland.
The first flight sees the delivery of 10 million face masks, various PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) and Covid-19 virus testing kits, with the same planned over nine more weekly flights.
Once unloaded from the 12-hour flight, the cargo was transferred onto trucks headed to a number of warehouses. From there the supplies will be distributed to NHS hospitals, surgeries and other facilities in Scotland.
This shipment has made the headlines with coverage from BBC News, Sky News, The Mirror, Metro, The Herald, Daily Record, The Scotsman and many more.
“These essential medical supplies and PPE equipment are urgently required to support our NHS heroes during the COVID-19 crisis. It’s essential frontline NHS staff can rely on the supplies they need to stay safe, protect themselves and the patients they are caring for. We are proud to continue to work with Continuum Scotland to provide regular, reliable logistics for these critical supplies.”
Gary Wilcox, CEO, JAG UFS
"I just want to thank you and your staff for the outstanding work and service in dealing with the very tight time frames we had to get the PPE in from China. It was pivotal in getting supplies to front line NHS staff and critically getting Covid clinics opened on time. We really can’t thank you enough for all the effort you put in."
Paul Sheedy FRSA, Unifi.id
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