Maui Coronavirus Updates

PPE Equipment Shortage Triggers Call for Community to Help

March 20, 2020, 6:37 PM HST
* Updated March 21, 8:27 AM
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Dr. Irene Papaconstadopoulos shares her concern that healthcare workers and first responders will run out of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). The Kahului pediatrician is asking for the public’s help. Donations of N95 masks, sanitizer and other PPE equipment could help. She asks anyone who has extra equipment to call the hospital or doctor’s office ahead of time before dropping the supplies off. Some hospitals on the continent have run out of masks and are using bandanas and other sewn masks. Dr. Papaconstadopoulos says the CDC guidelines allow healthcare providers to use this type of “equipment” if they have no other choice. Please watch the video above to learn more.

Dr. Irene Papaconstadopoulos

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