Ohio Report for Friday, October 17, 2014

ODH Requesting $800,000 To Cover Ebola Containment Costs; Democrat Wants Sick Pay For Quarantined Workers

The Ohio Department of Health announced Friday that it will seek Controlling Board approval to purchase an additional $300,000 worth of health care personal protective equipment to treat any potential Ebola cases.

Although the department already has a stockpile of equipment, it said in a release that health care workers in other states treating Ebola patients are using as many as 240 sets of personal protective equipment per day and going through supplies quickly.

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