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Medical fetish company donates scrubs to NHS to assist coronavirus fight

MedFetUK says they were contacted last week by NHS representatives trying to source equipment but warns “it should not have to be this way”

2020-03-30

An online store specialising in selling equipment for people into medical fetish, kink and roleplay says it has donated its stock of disposable scrubs to the NHS to aid in the fight against coronavirus.

Manchester-based MedFetUK shared a series of posts on Twitter on Friday (27 March), saying that they’d been contacted last week by representatives of the NHS looking to procure essential supplies to protect workers as they face rising cases of COVID-19.

“It was just a few sets, because we don’t carry large stocks, but they were desperate so we sent them free of charge,” reads the first tweet.

It continues: “We don’t usually do politics, but here’s a short thread.”

In four further tweets, the company calls on people to not “forget, or forgive, the ones who sent the NHS into this battle with inadequate armour and one hand tied behind its back.”

“When you see someone from the government saying the NHS is getting what it needs, that is a LIE.

“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.

“Let’s be under no illusions, this is the result of a decade of chronic underfunding and cuts which has left the NHS barely able to copy under normal circumstances, much less when faced with the onslaught of a global pandemic.”

The thread’s original tweet now has over 10,000 retweets, with many replying thanking them for their actions and some frontline health workers sharing stories confirming the lack of adequate protective equipment.

Rather humorously, one tweet pokes fun at the common attitude towards the kink and fetish communities, saying: “Looks like totally ignoring an entire country’s healthcare preparedness was the real perversion all along!”