“No more” reads the front page of today’s paper.
Today’s (14th April) front cover of the Daily Mirror features the faces of NHS staff who have lost their lives in the battle against coronavirus.
To ensure that more people do not lose their lives to the virus, the news brand is calling on government to provide more PPE to NHS staff, carers, cleaners, porters, transport workers and anyone at risk.
In an emotional tribute to NHS staff, the article read: “When the nation needed their dedication, kindness and expertise, they answered that call and, in doing so, paid the highest of prices.
“These were not just the very best of the health service. They were loved ones, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters.
“And many of them would be alive today if they had been provided with the proper kit”.
The article also explained how staff are funding their own PPE, reusing old kit or even using bin liners as protection.
The key demands are as follows:
- All frontline NHS staff to get protective kit as a matter of urgency
- End the postcode lottery of supply to ensure carers, cleaners and other key workers have access to PPE
- A national effort by UK manufacturers to produce essential equipment
- Appoint a minister with special responsibility for PPE and overseeing the supply chain
Source: Daily Mirror