Gov. Abbott, DSHS to deploy more than 2,500 medical personnel to combat surging cases of COVID-19 in Texas
HOUSTON - With the rise in COVID-19 cases surging in Texas, coupled with the stresses of hospitals not having enough staff to meet the demands, help looks to be on the way.
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According to a press release by Governor Greg Abbott, more than 2,500 medical personnel will be deployed this week to help hospitals amid the skyrocketing number of COVID-19 patients across Texas.
"The State of Texas is taking action to ensure that our hospitals are properly staffed and supported in the fight against COVID-19," said Governor Abbott. "Texans can help bolster the state's efforts to combat the virus by getting vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, and it is our best defense against the virus."
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In collaboration with the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) the first deployment will be fully funded by the state through September 30.