Indiana expands capacity for coronavirus testing

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Washington, D.C. (WEHT) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement Monday announcing additional funding for 28 health centers in the amount of $10,980,583 by the Health Resources and Services Administration to expand capacity for coronavirus testing, purchase additional personal protective equipment (PPE) and train new medical and support staff across the Hoosier state:

“We must continue to provide funds to community-based health centers across the state in order to increase testing capacity for coronavirus and supply our frontline workers with the proper PPE they need to stay safe as they care for our fellow Hoosiers. The importance of testing Hoosiers is the difference between life and death for the most vulnerable among us. I am pleased to see Health Resources and Services Administration provide these additional funds for Clinton, Fort Branch, Terre Haute, and Evansville.”

The announcement includes funds allocated for Evansville and Fort Branch.

The funds will be allocated as follows:

  • ECHO COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE, INC.            EVANSVILLE, IN           $323,314
  • WABASH VALLEY HEALTH CENTER, INC.          TERRE HAUTE, IN           $177,334
  • VALLEY PROFESSIONALS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER INC. CLINTON, IN               $390,124
  • TULIP TREE HEALTH SERVICES OF GIBSON COUNTY, INC.       FORT BRANCH, IN           $149,719

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(This story was originally published on May 11, 2020)

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