Health care workers should have the protection they need

Hospital staff are now having serious problems getting protective equipment to prevent health problems with this COVID-19 virus, and they are getting ill.

They work hard to help those who are ill.

I served 34 years in the military and we were issued our protective uniforms and kit, which we were responsible to maintain and be ready to wear when the situation presented itself.

Why can’t every medical staff be issued the clothing and protective equipment when they are hired for employment?

They then would be responsible to have it ready to go at all times. This would sure help when an emergency comes up like we are in now with COVID-19.

If possible, please pass this idea onto our government personnel, and maybe this could be one less headache for them.

Ron Ambrose, Red Deer

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