Local doctors say they feel prepared for influx of patients with coronavirus symptoms

Local doctors say they feel prepared for influx of patients with coronavirus symptoms

As emergency rooms prepare for an influx of patients with coronavirus symptoms, local doctors say they feel prepared.

In a 1-on-1 interview, Allegheny Health Network ER Dr. Arvind Venkat said local hospitals appear to be adequately stocked on personal protective equipment.

Venkat also serves as the president of the PA College of Emergency Physicians and is in regular contact with ER doctors throughout the region.

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“I think right now we have a good amount of supplies in all of the relevant hospitals. The only question will be is if we run into a situation like New York,” Venkat said.

As of this morning, New York had more than 23,000 cases and hospitals have warned this running desperately low on supplies.

Venkat tells Channel 11′s Aaron Martin he is cautiously optimistic Pennsylvania won’t follow the Big Apple’s trajectory.

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