Coronavirus: Shortage of masks, gloves worsened by slow policymaking

Coronavirus: Shortage of masks, gloves worsened by slow policymaking

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Bengaluru: Doctors and healthcare workers are risking their lives at the frontline of the fight against coronavirus, but delayed policymaking and slow procurement processes have raised concerns about an imminent shortage of personal protective equipment for them.

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, include masks, goggles, gloves and face shields, is a mandatory requirement for all health workers screening, testing or treating people for the virus.

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