WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump says his administration has identified cases of “hoarding” of medical supplies and equipment by hospitals and medical professionals.
As his administration looks to meet urgent shortfalls in personal protective equipment and ventilators needed for the coronavirus response, Trump is calling on them to release it to harder-hit areas.
Says Trump: “We have some health care workers, some hospitals frankly, individual hospitals and hospital chains we have them hoarding equipment, including ventilators.”
Trump is not naming names but says in some cases they’re in areas where they don’t expect the virus to have a major impact.
He says: “These are areas that in some cases that probably will not need them and in some cases even if they do, they have too many.”
Trump adds: “So they have to release ventilators if they have them, they have to release certain medical supplies and equipment.”
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