No gowns included in Welsh Government's PPE stockpile until this week

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No gowns included in Welsh Government's PPE stockpile until this week

(Source: Wales Online)

Plaid Cymru have critised First Minister Mark Drakeford and health secretary Vaughan Gething for having conflicting accounts of PPE stocks. Speaking at a press conference on March 28, Mr Gething was asked: "Can you tell us what the Welsh Government had in terms of gowns, visors, swabs and body bag in its pandemic stockpiles when Covid-19 reached the UK?"

However, when questioned on the supply of gowns by Plaid leader Adam Price, the First Minister wrote in a letter: "In relation to the amount of stock held on a number of dates, the stock was unused between June 2016 and February 2020, therefore the amount of stock held for the following items remained the same and was as follows:

  • Eye protectors – 1.488m frames, 1.658m lenses.
  • Facemasks – 5.7m.
  • Gloves – 4.8m.
  • Gowns were not included in the pandemic stockpile.

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