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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday he will sign an executive order authorizing Col. Pat Callahan, the State Police superintendent, to commandeer medical supplies and equipment needed to combat the worsening coronavirus pandemic.
The order, which Murphy announced during his daily briefing in Trenton, comes as hospitals throughout New Jersey are facing severe shortages in personal protective equipment, such as N95 masks and face shields, that the state’s overburdened health care workers desperately need.
The article goes on to state the following:
While the state has received PPE from the federal stockpile and through corporate donations, Murphy has said it’s only been a fraction of what’s necessary. During Wednesday’s briefing, the governor said state has sourced around 10 million pieces of PPE at its own at a cost of “tens and tens of millions of dollars.”
Murphy said in a Twitter post Thursday afternoon, “We’ve procured nearly 10 million pieces of PPE for our frontline responders. On 3/28, I signed an Executive Order requiring designated health care facilities to report daily data on their PPE inventory to @ReadyNJ and @NJDeptofHealth so we can manage the flow of PPE.”
Hi Becca – We’ve procured nearly 10 million pieces of PPE for our frontline responders. On 3/28, I signed an Executive Order requiring designated health care facilities to report daily data on their PPE inventory to @ReadyNJ and @NJDeptofHealth so we can manage the flow of PPE. https://t.co/1ZihoZsxRl
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) April 2, 2020
Murphy authorizes State Police to commandeer medical supplies in coronavirus fight https://t.co/ubaFw8Pa3o
— Ryan Hutchins (@ryanhutchins) April 2, 2020
— DMLNewsApp (@DMLNewsApp) April 2, 2020
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