Health workers across the country are reporting critical shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) amid an influx of COVID-19 patients. PPE includes protective masks, suits and other equipment that are critical to ensuring the health and safety of frontline health workers. In some cases, health workers are forced to make a difficult choice - stop going to work or perform duties without adequate protection, risking their own health. On April 6, the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general released a report that it found severe shortages of PPE in hospitals across the country.
Milliken & Company is a global textile manufacturer that announced it
will increase domestic production of anti-microbial fabric for medical products such as scrubs, lab coats and privacy curtains. They are scaling up their manufacturing and distribution channels to ensure there is a ready supply of these much-needed products available to frontline medical workers.
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