If all mining companies were to invent their consumption of face masks and PPE, mainly respiratory protection in the mining industry. Would we then get a larger number of face masks available locally in the short term for an emergency medical need, and what difference would that make? Construction Industry also, maybe covers Respiratory Protection for the construction industry and is there any inventory, and for how long term? For the affected unit in emergency care and from a local perspective where there is an established mining industry, it may be worth an effort to open up a dialogue to find out what the inventory looks like locally. https://article-directory.org/article/777/53/Role-of-anesthesiologists-and-personal-protective-equipment-PPE-for-anesthesiologists