Poor countries, with their lack of resources, poor medical coverage, and densely populated towns and cities, maybe facing an unprecedented disaster as the pandemic strikes them.
ZRG Medical generated 480,000 tons of medical surplus in 2019. We believe in Sustainability, Diversity and Giving Back.
Our goal is to repurpose one million pieces of high-quality medical equipment by 2027. So quality healthcare becomes accessible to millions of people worldwide and local economies are stimulated through the creation of new jobs.
To give economically disadvantaged people access to outstanding medical care, create new jobs in a working environment that celebrates equality and diversity, and eliminate needless waste in landfills through the donation of hospital medical equipment.
ZRG Medical created a responsible medical surplus donation program using environmentally conscious ways to help get this medical equipment to the developing world. Working with our partner MSRO (Medical Surplus Recovery Organizations).
The key players involved are:
1) The hospitals and health networks that donate their surplus medical equipment.
2) The Medical Surplus Recovery Organizations (MSRO) that collect the equipment for redistribution.
3) The NGO organizations who are responsible to make sure the surplus donations are effectively used to save lives and maintain basic healthcare.
Areas of improvement in the redistribution of surplus medical equipment
1) Surplus medical equipment that has not been properly Biomed checked before being donated to an MSRO organization.
2) Lack of modern supply chain operations into the donor countries.
3) Outdated disposables (Recent report showed 90% of hospitals donating supplies due to expiration).
4) Donation of obsolete and broken equipment. (Recent report showed 60% hospitals donating broken equipment)
5) No proper training on the use or the repair of the equipment in the donor solicitor country.
6) Working with a reputable MSRO with the capabilities to manage these obstacles.
7) Only donate medical equipment that has already been requested.
8) Who is responsible for the cost of International shipments?
9) Make sure the donor solicitor has the resources and parts to maintain the donated medical equipment.
10) Donors are not aware of local realities of the intended recipients of the medical equipment. Equipment is sometimes stolen or never makes it to the intended recipient.
If you are looking for an asset disposition company that can help you with your process of donating used medical equipment. Contact ZRG Medical today.