The Documentary Podcast
Unmasked: Stories from the PPE frontline
Thursday, 11 February
Personal protective equipment like masks and gloves are the last line of defence for healthcare workers on the frontline, preventing them from getting infected by the Covid patients they care for. But how protected are the factory workers who make these products? Phil Kemp investigates claims that exhausted migrant workers in Malaysia have worked up to 12 hours a day, 29 days a month to produce the gloves so desperately needed in hospitals around the world, with some exposed to outbreaks themselves at work.
Reporter: Phil Kemp
Producer: Anna Meisel
(Image: A worker inspects newly-made gloves. Credit: Reuters/Lim Huey Teng)