Something that is extremely important to us here at OJT.com is supporting our military veterans and spouses, and those who provide them with quality healthcare.
As a country, it is our duty to ensure that military veterans, spouses, and those who support them have access to high-quality healthcare services, equipment, and materials.
America’s fractured health system has made it more vulnerable to coronavirus. The United States has arguably one of the worst health systems among developed economies.
The weaknesses in this system, which already puts the US behind its peers on many health outcomes, have been exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now there are major capacity shortages of vital medical equipment and supplies. That has put us at a further disadvantage during this pandemic when they are most needed.
COVID-19 has exposed multiple problems in the U.S. health care system, all of which impact our most marginalized citizens the most.
And unfortunately, foremost among these are often our veterans and those who care for them – nurses, surgeons, and janitors.
In some states, medical staff account for as many as 20% of known coronavirus cases, those most at risk have already helped save thousands of lives.
As the world has had time to adjust life amidst a pandemic, the availability of PPE (personal protective equipment) has improved.
However, many healthcare professionals are being asked to reuse what is provided and have difficulty getting new PPE when needed.
As the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) begins reopening services, we as a veteran-owned and operated company are concerned.
We have questions about how they will handle maintaining the safety and security of patients. As well as how will they protect VHA healthcare workers and their families against the virus.
The Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA) has been diligent in monitoring what’s happening on the frontlines within VA facilities from coast-to-coast with their monthly COVID-19 survey.
They’re a great resource to learn more about how to empower veterans and strengthen the nurses who support them.