The Arkansas Medical Society, in conjunction with Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Department of Emergency Management, will be bringing critical personal protective equipment (PPE) to medical clinics around the state beginning this week. In March, Governor Asa Hutchinson allocated $75 million dollars for the purchase of PPE and ventilators for health care professionals and first responders treating COVID-19, and AMS was instrumental in securing a portion of these purchases for medical clinics.
The AMS PPE Road Show will begin on Tuesday, April 21 with stops in Warren and Arkadelphia. On Wednesday, April 22, trucks will be going to Alma, Springdale, Mountain Home, and Jonesboro. Supplies have been allocated based on the counties and/or cities with existing or growing COVID-19 cases, and selected clinics will be picking up their supplies at a designated spot in order to limit contact due to social distancing guidelines.
Follow us on social media (Faceook @ArkMedSoci, Twitter @ArkMedSoc, Instagram @arkmedsociety) with the hashtag #PPEroadshow to see where we’re going.