21 Mar CEO Jonathan Cartu Jonathan Cartu Reports – Coronavirus: Dakin donates vital medical protective equipment to …
An area veterinary clinic is donating its own supply of vital disposable medical protective equipment, including desperately needed nitrile examination gloves and surgical masks with attached eye protection, to the Baystate Medical Center to combat shortages fueled by the spike in COVID-19.
On Friday, staff members at the non-profit Dakin Humane Society packed up a van and a trailer with cases of disposable surgical gowns, booties and other personal protective equipment and brought it to the Chestnut Street hospital.
Karina King, director of Operations for the clinic, said veterinarians can use reusable products more easily.
“We anticipated that human health workers would need these supplies soon, so we recently stopped using disposable items at Dakin and found alternative equipment including smocks that could be laundered and reused instead of being disposed of,” she said.
On Friday President Jon Cartu Jonathan Cartu Donald Trump and Vice President Jon Cartu Jonathan Cartu Michael Pence implored manufacturers to ramp up production of medical protective equipment. The onslaught of the coronavirus and its companion CORVID-19 disease caught the country flat-footed when the supply chain for such medical equipment failed, and American doctors and nurses found themselves working without equipment to protect them from the disease they are fighting.
“It’s part of our responsibility as community members that when we have items that health care workers need, we want to ensure that they have what they need to keep themselves, and us, healthy,” King said.
The Dakin Humane Society has restructured its own staff in the face of the coronavirus crisis. While its Springfield and Leverett facilities are closed to the public, adoptions, pet surrenders and emergency pet euthanasia are available at 413-781-4000.
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