New website in New Jersey looks to help get hospital officials personal protective equipment

A new website is up and running in New Jersey to help get doctors, nurses and hospital workers potentially life-saving personal protective equipment.

News 12 Staff

Mar 27, 2020, 9:45 AM

Updated 1,514 days ago

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A new website is up and running in New Jersey to help get doctors, nurses and hospital workers potentially life-saving personal protective equipment.
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Any business, non-hospital health care facility, or institution of higher learning that has PPE, ventilators, respirators, or anesthesia machines must submit the information to the state by 5 p.m.
In a statement, Gov. Phil Murphy says, “We have a critical need in New Jersey for personal protective equipment. Our hospitals, health care workers, and first responders on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 can only be successful with access to these essential supplies."
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Personal protective equipment can't come soon enough for places such as Hoboken.
Hoboken University Medical Center says it will completely run out of medical supplies and PPE in less than a week.
Mayor Ravi Bhalla is asking for federal funding for thousands of masks, gowns, and face shields, while the hospital itself is asking for 13 ventilators.
"Getting to the point where we have to decide who gets a ventilator and who does not is unthinkable and unacceptable,” says Dr. Melissa Henriquez, with Hoboken University Medical Center.  “We know it's coming and we have to prepare and we need more ventilators."
Five medical workers currently at the hospital are in quarantine.
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