Federal government ‘must provide PPE to frontline health care staff’
Erie County Medical Center Corp. executive leadership stood Friday with its dedicated nurses, calling on the federal government to utilize the Defense Production Act to make personal protection equipment (PPE) for caregivers here and across the country.
President and CEO Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., Ph.D., said, “It is unacceptable that these incredibly brave and dedicated nurses, along with all of our ECMC caregivers, should have to worry about the supply of critically important PPE. The federal government should be using its powers through the Defense Production Act to immediately produce PPE and get these resources to the frontline caregivers. We will continue to search 24/7 for all of the resources our nurses, doctors and support staff need to stay safe and to care for our patients.”
ECMC’s website has more information on COVID-19 at https://www.ecmc.edu/health-services-and-doctors/preparing-for-coronavirus-covid-19/.