Congress, Polly Anderson, Colorado discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
Nurses say they need filtering respirators to keep them safe from infection by the novel. Corona virus but facing a national shortage of masks centers for Disease Control and Prevention as downgraded the minimum level of recommended protection twice. According to Kensington with National Nurses United. Congress needs to intervene. We need an Osha. Temporary Emergency Standard. That will tell hospitals. They have to have the highest level of course not protective equipment. That will actually do the job. Keeping healthcare workers safe he says the CDC is told hospitals. It is permissible for healthcare workers to wear surgical masks. Bandannas or scarves. When treating suspected or confirmed Calvin nineteen patients. The latest house version of the Soviet nineteenth stimulus package had a provision that would require protections for healthcare workers. The Senate version at that point did not Colorado's community. Health centers have done a complete re figuring of their health delivery models in response to cove in nineteen and are set to take an enormous hit and their ability to continue to provide care if the congress does not approve critical funding polly Anderson with the Colorado community. Health NETWORK SAYS CENTERS. Also don't have enough personal protection gear for workers or enough testing kits. Health centers need immediate fund to stay operational to continue to serve on the front lines of this public health crisis. We also need Congress to act in reauthorized the federal funding for the program. So that we're not in a month among situation win more most needed federal. Stopgap funding for centers passed in December but is set to expire on May. Twenty Second Anderson says many staff could face furloughs without additional support. I'm Eric Gladys Addison says hell centers that serve Colorado's regardless of their ability to pay will continue to do.