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UK may not get ventilators in time
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UK may not get ventilators in time

    The Health Secretary has said the Government is on track to meet its goal of ventilator capacity for 18,000 patients, however he admitted that may not be in place before the expected peak of the virus. Matt Hancock said the virus is expected to peak within a week to 10 days but said the ventilator capacity will likely be below 18,000 by then. He defended the Government’s handling of the outbreak and said the Army is now helping to get personal protective equipment (PPE) to the NHS front line. He also said now is not the time to be discussing a pay rise for nurses, but said he was sympathetic to calls for them to be paid more. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Matt Hancock said: We need to make sure we have more ventilators than there are people who need vent...