White House kept FDA in the dark on Russian ventilators
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White House kept FDA in the dark on Russian ventilators

Newsdesk |
May 30, 2020

As per news report of Reuters, when U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to accept a shipment of ventilators from Russian President Vladimir Putin at the height of the coronavirus outbreak, the White House did not alert the FDA as it headed to New York and New Jersey, Reuters has learned.


New Delhi, 30 May 2020

Instead, the Food and Drug Administration heard about the arrival of the shipment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on March 31st, the day before the 45 Aventa-M ventilators were delivered, the health regulator told Reuters.

At the time, the states were girding for a crush of COVID-19 patients likely to need intensive care and thousands of ventilators to help them breathe.

Source -in.reuters.com


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