(TMU) — A fetish website based in the UK donated its entire stock of disposable medical scrubs to an unnamed hospital in South England.
MedFetUK said that they were contacted by “desperate” health officials from the National Health Service (NHS) who were reaching out to anyone they could find in an attempt to find basic protective equipment and clothing for health workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
The company said that it was “scandalous” that they were “being sought out as last-resort supplier” and accused the government of being more unprepared for the current crisis than they are willing to admit.
Today we donated our entire stock of disposable scrubs to an NHS hospital. It was just a few sets, because we don't carry large stocks, but they were desperate, so we sent them free of charge.
We don't usually do politics on Twitter, but here's a short thread. [1/5] pic.twitter.com/Z4ygmGr99M
— MedFetUK (@MedFet_UK) March 27, 2020
In a later tweet the company said:
“When you see someone from the government saying the NHS is getting what it needs, that is a LIE. We have been contacted this week by representatives of NHS procurement all over the country, trying to source basic protective equipment and clothing. When we, a tiny company set up to serve a small section of the kink community, find ourselves being sought out as a last-resort supplier to our National Health Service in a time of crisis, something is seriously wrong. In fact, it’s scandalous.”
The statement went on to praise the efforts of the doctors, nurses, and other staff who are being forced to deal with such extreme circumstances.
Last week, the Mind Unleashed reported that the popular adult website PornHub donated 50,000 masks to healthcare workers in New York City, which has become the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S.
Meanwhile, workers at hospitals around the country have been told that they will be fired if they speak out about the lack of personal protective equipment at their facilities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is finally considering changing its guidelines to recommend that everyone should wear a mask to help slow the spread of the virus.