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NWTC lends ventilators for coronavirus response

Posted at 6:32 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 19:32:31-04

BROWN COUNTY (NBC 26) — The health care industry has a demand right now for ventilators in the fight against coronavirus.

At NWTC, they have the supply.

This week, nearly a dozen ventilators will be sent out to help hospitals and patients in their fight against the coronavirus.

Essentially, the machines will help people breathe who otherwise would struggle on their own.

That makes them especially useful in severe cases of COVID-19 and makes them in high demand for the health care industry.

"The biggest shame would be that if we have something to help up with and we didn't step up to the call," Dean of Sciences and Education Scott Anderson said. "We wanted to be proactive and we wanted to make sure that we were making this offer before a request came because I think what we need to do is start to be proactive in this pandemic."

Later this week, NWTC will be sending out eight ventilators, two more non-invasive ventilators, and three boxes of supplies.