CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTRF) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging residents to refrain from stealing or hoarding masks and other medical equipment.
Hospitals across the Mountain State are in critical need of masks and other personal protective equipment that ensures the safety of our healthcare workers and the patients who are being screened for COVID-19.
Nurses and physicians are right to be very concerned about their safety and the safety of those all around them due to the short supply of masks and other personal protective equipment. At this time of crisis, the hoarding or theft of such equipment is beyond immoral. People’s lives are at stake. Let’s be clear: The state will crack down hard on thieves who put our health care workers at risk.Patrick Morrisey, Attorney General – West Virginia
According to Wheeling Hospital CEO, Doug Harrison, 40 N95 masks were recently stolen from their Corporate Health Department.
Written complaints can be filed at the Office of the West Virginia Attorney General website.
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