The truest test to date of healthcare PPE procurement infrastructure worldwide?
The COVID-19 Pandemic has been the truest test to date of healthcare infrastructure worldwide. Simultaneous outbreaks have strained supply lines between nations as each struggles to contain their infections. Those reliant on the import of healthcare supplies have suffered dramatically from difficulties in ramping up production to meet the sudden extremes in demand, especially apparent in the affluent United States.
Despite several months of opportunity to improve PPE availability, and a lull in cases after a nationwide shutdown, shortages continue to plague healthcare facilities. The US government must increase its involvement in facilitating this process of acquisition and distribution; else, the hoops healthcare managers have to jump through to protect their workers will continue to be a deadly obstacle to the nation’s frontline.