Rio Uruguay Seguros collaborates with universities to provide personal protective equipment for those caring for coronavirus patients

Wednesday, 01 April 2020

Argentinian ICMIF member Rio Uruguay Seguros is working with local universities (the Universidad Autónoma de Entre Ríos, the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional Facultad Regional de Concepción del Uruguay and the Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos) and other independent collaborators to enable the 3D printing of visors for the protection of healthcare personnel working to treat patients affected by the coronavirus in Argentina.

In addition, Rio Uruguay Seguros has also connected with some hospitals in Buenos Aires and provided a series of special nozzles for testing that should allow several hospitalized patients to be connected to the same ventilator.

Rio Uruguay Seguros is also working on the 3D printing of chinstraps with filter support for the Hospital de Concepción del Uruguay to distribute among the different health centres in the area of influence of the hospital.

At this time, Rio Uruguay Seguros is providing its members with virtual attention and the organisation says that all the team at Rio Uruguay Seguros are working remotely and ready to serve members from there. All teams are working remotely so that service for member-policyholders is not interrupted. The Rio Uruguay Seguros website also offers the virtual assistant known as AVRIL which members can engage with their and also via the Rio Uruguay Seguros App. Messages are also being conveyed to members via the Rio Uruguay Seguros Facebook page and by WhatsApp.