For IETT drivers, the agenda that is desired to be created regarding the masks purchased during the pandemic period is compulsion, and not intentional claims that ignore the purpose. Protecting the health of IETT drivers, who are among the most challenging occupational groups during the epidemic period, is the top priority of both İBB and its subsidiary IETT.
Some social media accounts and websites contain some news, reviews, and claims about the masks IETT bought in May. As İBB, we would like to point out firstly that IETT drivers are among the most difficult occupational groups during the epidemic period. It is necessary to protect the health of these colleagues, as in every period, during the period when the pandemic is most common. Therefore, 100 thousand special-quality masks were purchased for the use of IETT drivers. The purchase was carried out by direct purchase method as permitted by the legislation due to the epidemic.
The received masks are durable for 12 hours. Unlike other masks, it is liquid proof. The preference of such masks is the most correct decision for the health of IETT drivers, since the disease is likely to spread with fluid contact. In addition, these masks are ultrasonic ribbon stitched by machine, not by hand-stitching. Again, the rings have elasticity to prevent the ears from causing discomfort. In order for the protection feature to be higher, masks with a larger size than others were preferred.