At least 300 brand-new diving masks by Monterogy Public Health are no longer used to protect these caregivers who work with patients suffering from COVID-19.
In an internal email sent Tuesday to all employees of the Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISS) of Monteroge-Est, Public Health announced with an extraordinary draw with great fans.
“CISSS has chosen to give you the benefit of diving masks by conducting a draw on relevant employees, managers and physicians”, we can read there.
In total, these 300 masks cost taxpayers between $ 9,000 and $ 10,000, but they are never used. According to Public Health, a big draw will take place later this month and only employees can participate.
“In March 2020, we are worried about the extent of the epidemic. When we face a shortage of N95 masks, all solutions must be considered by the emergency committee,” explains the door word of the CISSS de la Monterogi-est East Jade Saint-Gene.
Not up to date
Said several nurses and paramedics from the CISSS de la Monterogi- est Journal They did not know about this purchase from their owner before learning about the draw.
“I decided to take part in the competition. When I saw the email, I was told that the CISSS boat was sinking again and that we definitely needed diving masks in the future, ”said Jose Allion, a nurse who would like to drop his last name for fear of retaliation from the CISSS.
According to our information, the press release announcing the draw was not available on the employee portal on Wednesday evening.