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PA Legislators Approve $50 Million for Emergency Medical Supplies in Coronavirus Fight

HARRISBURG (PA) — On Wednesday, Pennsylvania lawmakers approved $50 million in state funds for hospitals, and emergency responders, nursing homes to combat Coronavirus, although the state is not sure how fast these needed items can arrive at their destinations, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Governor Tom Wolf is now expected to sign the legislation.

Under the law, the administration will determine how best to appropriate the money and supplies to health care systems. Although Wolf has not requested any other emergency funding for the near future, that may change as the pandemic grows across the state.

Health systems and nursing homes across Pennsylvania have said they are in dire need of medical supplies, most notably ventilators and N95 masks, as Covid-19 cases continue to grow rapidly as conditions are expected to worsen in the coming weeks.

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