Tories STILL have no strategy to provide PPE in coming second wave of Covid-19

Back to improvisation: the UK’s medics will be forced to resort to cobbling together their own weak imitation of protective equipment in the second wave of Covid-19, if Boris Johnson has his way.

The UK government does not have a clear strategy to acquire and distribute the equipment needed to protect clinical and care workers in a second wave of coronavirus, parliament’s spending watchdog has warned.

Here‘s The Guardian:

The public accounts committee on Wednesday insisted that ministers should return after the summer with a detailed explanation of how they plan to stock the NHS and care sector with gowns, masks, eye protection and gloves.

MPs on the cross-party committee said they were “extremely concerned” by shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and said the government was still developing plans for replenishing current stocks if there was a further outbreak.

It follows a national outcry during the pandemic when some health and care workers were forced to improvise – sometimes using rubber gloves and bin liners – while treating those with the disease.

More than 300 health and care workers have so far died of Covid-19, and many NHS staff groups and families claim that inadequate PPE played a key role in exposing them to the virus.

The Tories cancelled supplies of PPE before Covid-19 arrived in the UK, allegedly in the belief that it would not be needed.

It seems Boris Johnson still believes there’s no need for such life-saving equipment in the NHS.

Don’t blame me – I didn’t elect him. Who did?

Source: UK has no clear PPE strategy for second wave of coronavirus, MPs warn | World news | The Guardian

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2 thoughts on “Tories STILL have no strategy to provide PPE in coming second wave of Covid-19

  1. hugosmum70

    district nurses are wearing SOME sort of PPE. but the plastic aprons some are wearing leaves a lot to be desired,,,,,, the district nurse that came to change my leg dressing today, put an apron on , the plastic was so thin it tore when she caught it with a bit of strapping. had to use some of said strapping to seal the tear. it was as thin as the really thin polythene bags supermarkets use to put fresh meat products in. or clothes shops sometimes use for small objects yu may buy like earrings etc.admitted they only get used once. fresh ones for each new person. but they should at least last long enough for her to do the whole job.

  2. Hecuba

    So typical of the fascist tories – refusing to stock PPE because their business mantra is ‘only stock items when we actually need them!’ So when the second wave of coronavirus happens the fascist tories will lie and claim ‘we didn’t know this would happen – we only follow the science!’

    Who elected this stupid stupid rabid fake government??? I didn’t – but many stupid individuals have voted for the fascist tories!

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