Two-thirds of Michigan health systems report less than 3 weeks supply of PPE

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Thursday, November 5th, 2020

New Mexico also stated recently that almost 90 percent of its health centers were recycling N95 masks as cases have increased in current weeks. Wyomings health department stated its health centers may go back to emergency reuse of N95 masks if the number of hospitalizations continues to increase, the Journal reported.
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” We would truly like to boost our stockpiles, however volume is high for everyone, so you cant,” Mr. Wagner informed the Journal. “The N95s are actually the most difficult.”.

Two-thirds of Michigan health systems are reporting less than a three-week supply of one or more types of personal protective equipment as COVID-19 cases surge, The Wall Street Journal reported..

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Jeff Wagner, supply chain manager for MidMichigan Health in Midland told the Journal his system has enough N95 masks for a couple of weeks and they are keeping them in an uninhabited shop. The systems doctors and nurses are reusing masks with a decontamination system to make its supply last longer as it is facing its greatest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients to date..

Some Michigan medical facilities are reporting less than 7 days worth of products, the Journal reported.

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