Boston hospital braces for pandemic with warehouse of emergency supplies

March 18, 2020

Massachusetts General Hospital has a warehouse filled with hundreds of boxes labeled "pandemic product," according to an article on the NBC News website.

The boxes, containing items like IV fluid, medical gloves and protective gowns

"We are trying to hold out as long as we can to tap into that warehouse, because we think there's a chance we will see sustained transmission in the community," Dr. Paul Biddinger, chief of the division of emergency preparedness at Mass General, said in the article. The contents of the facility would take the hospital through "the worst two weeks."

Mass General is making efforts to conserve resources. Inside one of the hospital's supply closets, several laminated pink signs remind employees to grab only one box of N95 masks per request.

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