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Trump To Unnamed Hospitals: Stop Hoarding Ventilators

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US President Donald Trump on Sunday accused hospitals of hoarding ventilators that are in scarce supply across the country. According to Reuters, Trump added that any hospitals not using the devices must release them. It was unclear which medical facilities he was referring to. We have some healthcare workers, some hospitals ... hoarding equipment including ventilators. US President Donald Trump On March 25, Trump issued an executive order to prevent hoarding of essential medical equipment to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Reuters has documented shortages of vital protective equipment in hospitals in hard-hit New York. There, healthcare workers are hiding supplies such as facemasks from colleagues in other departments. Nurses say they are locking away or hiding N95 respirator masks, surgical masks and other supplies at risk of being stolen.