In a recent agreement to help fight the coronavirus battle, Russia reportedly delivered medical equipment to the United States after President Donald Trump expressed concerns over the shortage of medical devices to the Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Reportedly, the U.S. is facing an extreme shortage of ventilators and personal protective equipment and the same was conveyed to the Russian President, following which a Russian military transport aircraft left an airfield situated in the outskirts of Moscow and arrived at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York. The equipment were later handed over to the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Citing reliable sources, the shipment comprised of nearly 60 tons of ventilators, respirators, masks, and other medical care items tightly packed in cardboard boxes and other types of packages. Apparently, the received equipment will be thoroughly checked to ensure that they meet the quality standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Surging cases of coronavirus in the U.S. has left the hospitals witnessing an acute shortage of medical equipment. To combat the challenges, hundreds of hospitals across the region have joined an online trading platform to barter supplies directly with each other instead of buying them from the open market.
The hospitals in the country are witnessing burgeoning demand for ventilators and personal protective equipment. Stanford Medicine has supposedly collaborated with Premier- a healthcare procurement group and Resilinc – a supply chain intelligence startup to introduce The Exchange, which is an online platform where hospitals can directly interact with others to locate and exchange critical medical products.
For the record, the total number of confirmed cases in the U.S. had exceeded 205,000, claiming nearly 4,500 lives. On the other hand, the official tally of COVID-19 cases in Russia was estimated at 2,337 with 17 deaths, although doctors in the region have questioned the accuracy of the official number.
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