The ex-Real Housewives of New York actor has been working her best to provide essentials to healthcare employees amidst the pandemic outbreak. But during her aid, she told me that it has been tough to get equipment as it has fake and duplicate goods.
Earlier the star has catered various reliefs through her foundation BStrong for natural calamities like hurricane and earthquake in 2017. Yet Frankel stated that helping amidst this crucial crisis has been the toughest that anything she has done before.
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Speaking on this she said: “It’s been an insane jungle to sort of machete through to try to find the right equipment.”
Healthcare centers across the globe have been having a tough time getting essentials like masks and gowns as COVID-19 cases have been increasing every day.
The shortage of these protective essentials for medicos has made them prey to the virus when they look after Corona patients. So, they have started to protest and few have declined to work without these supplies.
Meanwhile, the government is finding it difficult to manage and supplies are short and this opportunity has been used by many duplicate suppliers and NGO’s and Bethenny says it’s quite hard to find the original equipment.
Frankel told: “It’s been pretty intense because probably for every nine leads one is real,” and “one isn’t somebody who isn’t a scam artist.”
To know the original from the fake supplies Frankel stated that her organization has been associating with inspectors to check each box of goods that have been bought.
Talking on this she stated: “Sometimes one box will be exactly what it said, but then every other box isn’t what they say, and we’re talking about millions of units,” she said. “It’s a tedious, gnarly process.”
In spite of all these hurdles, her organization has enabled to cater almost $18 million worth of equipment to employees at hospitals, clinics, police stations, and fire services.