Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD) has delivered the 3D face masks it produced in support of the solidarity movement of the TRNC COVID-19 Face Mask Production Campaign to the “Cypriot Friends” group for distribution, primarily to healthcare professionals.
ARUCAD, which began production of the 3D face masks in support of the “Cypriot Friends” group established by Cypriots living in Istanbul as part of the fight against COVID-19, delivered the face shields to officials of the group. Some of the protective face masks produced by the university’s 3D printers will be distributed to other public service employees who will forward them to Girne Akçiçek Hospital.
Assoc. Dr. Asım Vehbi, ARUCAD Vice Rector, stated that they started mass production in support of the movement initiated by the TRNC COVID-19 Face Shield Production Campaign. He added that it was a great pleasure for the University to show solidarity and address the issue of the lack of personal protective equipment faced by health care professionals and other employees. Vehbi added, “We are proceeding with the mass production of 3D face masks in order to meet the needs of other public institutions and local administrations that require support from us. We have started the production of the face masks designed by Tobia Repossi, Director of the Innovation Hub operating within our university. The masks, which are our own designs, will be distributed free of charge to institutions and local administrations that require them.”
Vehbi thanked the ‘Cypriot Friends’ group, who initiated the solidarity movement, Mr. Erbil Arkın for his unstinting support, Mr. Sinan Arkın, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, ARUCAD Workshop Director Tahir Pirlukluoğlu and all others involved in the effort.
Source (Turkish): Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD)