A 'medical fetish' company in the UK has revealed it was compelled to donate disposable scrubs used for sexual role play to a local hospital due to extreme shortages.
MedFet UK is an online store describing itself as "100 percent dedicated to medical fetish, kink and roleplay".
"250+ genuine medical-grade products, great customer service, and worldwide shipping," their Twitter bio reads.
In a tweet on Saturday the company revealed it was forced to donate its "entire stock of disposable scrubs to an NHS hospital".
"It was just a few sets, because we don't carry large stocks, but they were desperate, so we sent them free of charge."
MedFet didn't identify the hospital where it sent the scrubs, but said it was located in the south of England.
In several follow-up tweets, the company criticised the current provisions being given to the UK public healthcare sector.
"We have been contacted this week by representatives of National Health Service (NHS) procurement all over the country, trying to source basic protective equipment and clothing," a second tweet read.
"When we, a tiny company set up to serve a small section of the kink community, find ourselves being sought out as a last-resort supplier to our NHS in a time of crisis, something is seriously wrong.
"In fact, it's scandalous."
The tweet received over 35,000 likes and 10,000 shares.
According to Newsweek, the British Medical Association (BMA) said many of its members were being forced to work without "inadequate" protection.
While no Kiwi sex fetish companies have had to step up to the plate yet, the supply situation isn't much better in New Zealand. In recent days Kiwi nurses have threatened to walk off the job due to a shortage of masks and gloves, while doctors are facing a "dire" shortage of scrubs.