Agility to source Covid-19 medical supplies and services

Published: Saturday, May 16, 2020

Logistics giant Agility has established its own procurement company which sources COVID-19 medical supplies and services, writes Thelma Etim.

Based in Dubai, it procures ventilators, mobile testing kits and has developed a contact-tracing app for governments, hospitals and frontline healthcare workers.

The logistics company’s Global Response Aid (GRA) division specializes in the sourcing of vital critical care equipment, including, thermometers, face-masks, goggles, protective suits, cleaning and sanitation supplies, and thermal detection equipment.

Meanwhile, the company’s in-house-developed mobile phone app helps stop the spread of the virus “through community-driven contact tracing and alerts. The app offers users the ability to record, time stamp, and geo-reference test results,” explains a company statement.

GRA is also deploying mobile diagnostic testing vehicles, along with specially-trained teams, that can perform COVID-19 testing on site at schools and workplaces, adds the statement.