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P.E.I. government issues request for COVID-19 supplies

The P.E.I. government has issued a call for a long list of supplies the provincial health system needs as it deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.

'We may only be receiving a portion of our regular order, as other places are in need'

Face masks are on the long list of requested supplies. (Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images)

The P.E.I. government has issued a call for a long list of supplies the provincial health system needs as it deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The list includes personal protective gear for health care workers such as masks, gloves and gowns, hand sanitizer and testing supplies.

On Tuesday's news briefing, Health PEI's chief of nursing Marion Dowling said this equipment is in demand and those working in the health system are attempting to the province's current supply. 

"We do currently have supplies in place, but as I've been mentioning, over the last number of weeks we've been placed on allocation because of the demand across the country and the world for these supplies," she said.

"We may only be receiving a portion of our regular order, as other places are in need — so we've been looking at various options."

Dowling said the province has had several people reach out to offer supplies.

She said there is a protocol in place to make sure all of the equipment the province receives complies with HealthPEI's standards for health-care workers.

Receiving offers online

In a terms and conditions sections on its website, the government describes the request as a sourced solutions submissions process, specifying it is not a procurement or tender process.

The government is welcoming submissions from businesses, organizations and individuals.

The government said its needs could change, and asks suppliers to check back often.

Interested parties can apply via an online form on the request web page.

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