A request for an investigation into “mismanagement” in a Strategic national reserve (SNS), in connection with the incoming information about the acute shortage of systems of artificial ventilation of lungs, was sent to the office of the Inspector General of the Ministry of health and social services Senator Cory Gardner April 3, according to CNBC.
“Disturbing reports indicate that a potential delay of contracts and service disruptions contribute to the presence of a small number of operating systems of artificial ventilation during the global pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at a time when our country desperately needs them,” said Gardner.
The Senator stressed that according to the Federal law “bunch” of stocks should allow the Federal government to support States in emergency situations in public health.
In the query, Gardner was required to clarify how long the existing equipment without maintenance and whether regulations or changes made by Congress.
The Senator also noted in the request that he wants to know whether there was “mismanagement, which led to a shortage of operating fans or other critical medical supplies or equipment”.
Gardner’s letter was written after that, as officials from the Federal emergency management Agency (FEMA) reported the oversight Committee and the house of representatives that the national reserves, there are only 9 500 systems of artificial ventilation, and on April 13 will arrive only 3 200 additional.