Medical dramas like Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19 and The Good Doctor are donating equipment used in their programme, including masks, gowns and gloves to emergency workers fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to executive producer Krista Vernoff, the ABC shows had a surplus of medical equipment that have been donated to those in the frontline of the coronavirus battle.
“At Station 19, we were lucky enough to have about 300 of the coveted N95 masks which we donated to our local fire station. They were tremendously grateful. At Grey’s Anatomy, we have a back-stock of gowns and gloves which we are donating as well,” Vernoff said in a statement.
The spare face masks from Station 19 were given to the Ontario Fire Department in Canada after learning they were running out and were forced to re-use masks. Meanwhile, Another popular ABC medical drama, The Good Doctor, handed over hundreds of masks, gowns, disposable booties and isolation suits.
Additionally, producers of the Fox medical drama The Resident, sent gowns, face masks, and gloves to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Karen Law, an Atlanta-based rheumatologist, posted an image on Instagram of medical supplies outside the hospital.
“Yesterday, I had a serious discussion with the residents about how, though supplies are low, a magical shipment of masks is unlikely to arrive,” said Law. “And yet, a magical shipment of masks DID arrive,” she added.
Source: AFP Relax News, The Insider