Controversy over PPE intensifies after Turkey delivers one-twelfth of expected amount

Only a fraction of the gowns expected in a much-publicised shipment from Turkey actually arrived in the UK on Wednesday, according to the Health Service Journal:

Senior procurement sources have said just 32,000 of an anticipated 400,000 gowns were delivered — just a few hours’ supply for the health service, which currently goes through approximately 150,000 per day.

The government expected the gowns to arrive as part of a bulk delivery of personal protective equipment on Sunday.

Yet again, the Tories promised a lot and delivered little.

And people are dying in their hundreds every day – because they ignored advice in the run-up to the crisis and dithered when it overtook them.

Source: Exclusive: Turkish delivery contained just a few hours’ worth of gowns | News | Health Service Journal

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One Comment

  1. Dan Delion April 28, 2020 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    The only PPE this incompetent Govt has brought into the country are Oxford graduates in Politics, Philosophy and Economics: all absolutely useless to NHS frontline.
    These Tories are an absolute disaster for NHS staff who are dieing by the hundred because of dogmatic Tory stupidity. They avoid cross party collaboration because they know they will be found wanting at all levels of knowledge and intelligence. Time they were kicked where it hurts most and permanently shut into The Tower.

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