DAUK in The Times on lack of PPE

The army has begun to deliver protective equipment to hospitals after the health secretary admitted that there had been “challenges” with supply chains.

Doctors’ leaders had said that NHS staff felt they were being treated like cannon fodder amid shortages of protective suits, masks, safety glasses, aprons and gloves for medics.

Rinesh Parmar, chairman of the Doctors’ Association, said: “We have had doctors tell us they feel like lambs to the slaughter, that they feel like cannon fodder. GPs tell us that they feel absolutely abandoned. We are all pleading with Boris Johnson that [the government] really look into arranging the vital personal protection equipment that all of us need on the NHS frontline.”

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