Instead of treating patients, have sewn the surgeon Klaus Bibow and his staff on Friday, protective masks and protective visors made. “For the masks, we have new, but no longer usable surgical Drapes used,” said Bibow. The Material for the protective visors come from the hardware store. Ten masks, and a ten-visors has completed the practice team on the first day. “Next Friday we want to repeat the action,” said the surgeon, who operates in Geesthacht is a practice clinic for outpatient and short inpatient operations.

The masks were not meant for the protection in the operations, but for normal contact with a patient, said Bibow. “The masks are washed regularly, to indicate the patients first and foremost: Keep a distance to our and your own protection.”

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