Massachusetts hospitals requesting additional medical supplies to treat COVID-19 outbreak

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The state’s Health and Human Services Secretary said all hospitals are working on a conversation when it comes to the medical supplies that they have.

The secretary, Marylou Sudders, said out of what they requested from the national stockpile of equipment, the state only received around 10 percent of it.

22News spoke with the regional director of marketing for Trinity Health of New England, which runs Mercy Medical Center, to find out how they’re handling emergency equipment needed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The statement reads in part,

We are well-prepared and as part of a national health system, are equipped to respond to need as it arises. Trinity Health also runs Mercy Medical Center.

Regional director of marketing, Trinity Health of New England

The World Health Organization says they’re increasing production for items like surgical masks and gowns.

22News also reached out to Baystate Medical Center, who was not able to relay the information on the number of its supplies, but have tested more than 200 people for the virus so far.

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