Members of National Nurses United protested outside the White House on Tuesday against the adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) as they fight the coronavirus.
The United states of America’s largest nurses union has urged the president of the United states to fund mass production of necessary gear in the next stimulus package and to utilize the Defense Production Act to ramp up PPE manufacturing.
In the New York, Nurses also filed three lawsuits that claims “grossly inadequate and negligent protections.”
Medical workers combating the coronavirus poandemic in the United states, have for weeks been faced with a lack of personal protective equipment which prompted the largest nurses union in the United States to protest outside the White House on Tuesday.
National Nurses United is pushing for President Donald Trump to invoke the Defense Production Act and ramp up mass production of PPE, including masks, gloves, glasses, face shields, and gowns, according to a press release.
The New York State Nurses Association on Monday also filed three lawsuits against the New York State Department of Health and two hospitals, Montefiore Medical Center and Westchester Medical Center, alleging that they were given “grossly inadequate and negligent protections” and were instead forced to work in “unsafe working conditions,” according to a statement .