27 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Health workers complain about lack of PPE

From Morning Report, 6:40 am on 27 March 2020

Frontline health workers are angry they aren't getting the protection they say they need to keep themselves, and their patients safe.

A major supplier of medical gowns has told RNZ demand has rocketed since the lockdown and the Ministry has asked it to urgently find hundreds of thousands of the protective garments.

Community health workers, nurses and doctors across the country are demanding masks, gloves and gowns as the number of Covid-19 cases climbs to 283.

Charlotte Cook reports.