Mapped: Shortages of Medical Supplies
As many health care institutions face shortages of medical supplies, a newly created map aggregates data about what material is lacking in the Czech Republic. The aim of Mapa roušek (“Map of Face Masks”) is to provide a better picture of shortages to the relevant authorities.
The map collects information about the shortages directly from health care professionals across the country. The professionals need to register and then they can fill a form, detailing what supplies are required. The users are asked to submit new information whenever they receive a batch of supplies, so the map remains up-to-date.
The publicly available map shows all hospitals and other health care facilities taking part in the project. It also reveals aggregate data, giving information about how many face masks, respirators, disinfectants, gloves and other supplies are lacking in the country.