Manufacture enough ventilators for the sick.

Manufacture enough ventilators for the sick.

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Oliver Randle started this petition to Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) and

The Government's vaunted ventilator drive is dropping out of the news cycle with prominence being given to the Covid-19 tests.

Now that it's clear that the shortage of ventilators is going to force junior Doctors and other clinicians to make life or death choices about who to keep alive, based on their clinical history and an on-the-spot assessment, I think it's vital that we hold their feet to the fire to make sure that the frail, the elderly and even the very sick are given a fair chance, by ordering thousands more of them now.

I don't buy this story that 10,000 have been ordered from Dyson. This won't be enough.

According to the Times:

"More than 3,000 companies have responded to a call from Boris Johnson to produce thousands of ventilators to tackle the Covid 19 emergency."

The Government make grandiose statements about getting behind it, and Michael Gove gave assurances of thousands being delivered by now. Last week they admitted that only 30 such machines have so far been produced.

The current stress on testing is the governments 'big shiny thing' to distract us from the lack of actual production of ventilators.

The NHS is reported to have just 8,175 ventilators - and is urgently seeking to acquire more.

The government believes up to 30,000 could be needed at the peak of the pandemic.

We need to hold them to account.

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