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Protect NHS workers from coronavirus urgently, says Hunt

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The NHS must ensure that doctors have proper protective equipment, Jeremy Hunt, the former health secretary, has urged.

NHS chiefs say that there are no problems with national stock levels of items including masks, gowns and gloves and that local supply issues should have been resolved over the weekend.

However, hospital staff say that they are still experiencing shortages, with nurses going to DIY shops to stock up or even refusing to work without the right equipment. One London doctor said: “Every time the government is asked they say the equipment is there, and it is just not true.”

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Source: The Times, 23 March 2020

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