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White House Authorizes Additional PPE for Kansas Hot Spots

Joe Denoyer - May 6, 2020 8:07 am

After the direct request from Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., the White House Coronavirus Task Force has responded in-kind with another shipment of two ventilators, 550,000 N95 masks and 13,000 Tyvek suites to Kansas hot spots, including Southwest Kansas as they continue their fight against the Coronavirus.

“Once again, President Trump has stepped in to ensure those working on the front lines of this pandemic receive the protective equipment they need to remain healthy and safe,” said Dr. Roger Marshall. “The White House task force has continued to respond to the needs of Kansas. While states have been encouraged to procure their PPE through non-governmental sources, President Trump continues to directly track needs and ensure those needs are met.”

Rep. Marshall was in Southwest Kansas last week to meet with health care officials and meat processing plant managers. Over the weekend, he volunteered in the Southwest Medical Center ICU and ER, caring for coronavirus patients. After hearing needs of additional medical equipment and PPE, Rep. Marshall contacted the CDC and White House to request additional medical equipment and PPE. The region processes 25 percent of the nation’s beef supply. ‘

The ventilators have already arrived in Liberal and the remaining items will be delivered this week.

This shipment was made at the directive of President Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force and will make a substantial impact for those who remain on the job during this outbreak.


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