Whiteford calls on DHHS for more COVID-19 transparency

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State Rep. Mary Whiteford today sent a letter to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon requesting more detailed information pertaining to personal protection equipment in Michigan hospitals.

Whiteford, a registered nurse, said it is imperative that the Legislature be given access to this data in order to make informed decisions that could help health care workers on the front lines of coronavirus aid.

“I’m positive there is more the Legislature can do to help our health care heroes,” said Whiteford, chair of the House Appropriations Health and Human Services Subcommittee. “The executive branch has been given access to this data, but the Legislature has not. We must work together in order to solve the problems facing our state’s hospitals and health care workers.”

The letter requests the following information:
• Personal protection equipment inventory for each hospital.
• The expected timeline for delivery of more equipment.
• Data relevant to manufacturing of equipment.

To date, there are more than 21,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of Michigan.