Customized PPEs inspired by Teletubbies and Power Rangers made in Iloilo

Customized PPEs inspired by Teletubbies and Power Rangers made in Iloilo

The hazmat suits emits the positivity that we all need specially those who are working in the hospitals taking care of COVID-19 patients who does not have the chance to see their loved ones while they battle with the deadly disease.

This was the great idea of Iloilo based nurse and designer when he took upon himself to get the idea from the 90’s show in helping his fellow frontliners.

Mr. Adrian Pe a nurse in The Medical City Iloilo,used his passion to come up with improvised personal protective equipment (PPE) inspired by cartoon characters of Teletubbies and Power Rangers.

(photos credit to Mr. Pe)

The cloths are of red, green, yellow, purple, and other colors, Pe's fellow frontliners get to "live out their childhood" by channeling their favorite characters.

(photos credit to Mr. Pe)

Since then, his designs had been viral doing the rounds in social media over the past weeks, frontliners have don the hazmats in taking care of COVID-19 patients.

"I correlate it with our modern day heroes, our frontliners," he told CNN Philippines' New Day.

"I chose the Teletubbies because it gives frontliners not only the protection but the positive vibe, and Power Rangers to inspire workers to live out their childhood superheroes," Pe said.
Pe adds that he has been approached by different groups and volunteers wanting to help out in the production of the improvised gear. Along with his sewers and seamstresses, his fellow nurses have also been helping out in finishing the suits themselves in their hospital.

Pe noted that sewers usually finish six to eight suits in a day. In the hospital, he and his colleagues can finish four to five suits. Pictures showed health workers hand sewing the suits.

(photos credit to Mr. Pe)

In a span of three weeks, Pe's team was able to distribute more than 600 suits already.
In general, all frontliners and nurses, they are risking their lives and also their families' lives as well," said Pe.

"Some say they want to wear [certain colors]. It makes me happy to see them wearing these," he added.

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