Bloomberg Law
Oct. 30, 2020, 9:42 AM

U.S. Buying Hospital Gowns From Untested Makers for Covid Needs

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

Several U.S. companies that won almost half a billion dollars in government contracts to make hospital gowns appear to have too few workers and not enough factory space to complete the job when the awards were made, according to a Bloomberg Law analysis.

Their selection calls into question how closely the Defense Department examined these untested company’s abilities to fulfill the contracts. However, the Defense Department stands by its review.

Many of the contractors have scaled up their staffing and factory space since they got the awards in September.

Doctors and nurses are concerned about protecting themselves as the U.S. ...

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