Centralized PPE distribution system for doctors

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 62, No. 10, December 2020, Page 364 News COVID-19

The BC Ministry of Health plans to launch a centralized PPE distribution system for doctors at the end of November, to be followed with an incremental rollout around the province. This will enable doctors to order PPE at no cost for the duration of the pandemic.

Doctors who need additional masks to comply with the new mask policy are to connect with health authority contacts to place their orders. Health authorities have been directed to fill requests for masks, to meet the increased demand resulting from the new policy, at no cost to doctors. The new policy states that patients in doctors’ offices are to be provided with medical masks.

Information about implementation of the PPE centralized system, interim requests for additional masks, and health authority contacts can be found in a memorandum on the Doctors of BC website at www.doctorsofbc.ca/sites/default/files/memo_ppe_distribution_november_13_2020_9_a.m._final.pdf.

Corrections to contact information included in the memorandum

To order masks if you work within Vancouver Coastal or Providence Health:

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