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  • the governor of New York is rounding up all the unused ventilators in the state.

  • I'm going to sign an executive order that says the state can take ventilators and p p e from institutions that don't need them now and redeploy them to other parts of the state and other hospitals that do need them.

  • It turns out there are thousands, maybe tens of thousands of ventilators that could be tapped for life saving use zoo as well as private veterinarians.

  • That's right.

  • Ventilators set aside for animals can also be used for humans.

  • Veterinarian Tim Nolly says veterinary practices are donating their ventilators to the crisis.

  • Turns out the animal ventilators are human grade.

  • The actual ventilators that are being donated from veterinary specialists were actually used or older human ventilators to begin with.

  • So now they're just kind of taking them back into their hospitals, disinfecting cleaning them and getting them prepared for their human patients.

  • Are you hearing about a special call for veterinarians to come together to help humans right now?

  • Yes, we're all medical professionals, so we're all trying to get out there and do our part.

  • Um, luckily, animals don't get the cove in 19 virus.

  • So we want to do as much as we can for human counterparts.

  • I can't stand by the wayside and do nothing when I have this equipment here, and it could be used to save a life.

  • And there's another source.

  • New York plastic surgeon.

  • Yeah, L.

  • Hollis says she has a ventilator that is going unused.

  • I'm able to do anaesthesia in my office.

  • Because of that, I have a critical care monitor and a ventilator.

  • Many plastic surgeons have ventilators in their offices for cosmetic procedures like breast implants and nose jobs.

  • She has a message for her medical colleagues across the U.

  • S.

  • A.

  • U have lifesaving equipment in your operating rooms that you are not currently using.

  • Get them into the hands of people who need it.

  • We need to save lives, all right.

the governor of New York is rounding up all the unused ventilators in the state.

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