Capito and Manchin announce $ 3.5 million reimbursement for FEMA pandemic relief

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.), senior member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security, and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, have announced today $ 3,504,837 for the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This funding will reimburse CAMC costs accrued for COVID-19 screening, testing, support services and purchases of personal protective equipment.

“At the very onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, CAMC, like many of our hospitals and medical facilities across the state, was tasked with the extremely difficult challenge of providing immediate and emergency services to West Virginia. . Our doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals have stepped up dramatically throughout this pandemic, and we could not be more grateful for their services. I am pleased to use my role as a senior member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee to help defray the costs of these efforts by CAMC at the onset of the pandemic that no doubt saved lives ” , Capito Member Rating said.

“West Virginia hospitals and health care providers have provided quality care to our fellow West Virginia citizens throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, while operating on tight budgets. At a time when West Virginia hospitals are once again reaching critical levels, I am pleased that CAMC is receiving funds to support their tireless efforts to fight the pandemic. I will continue to advocate for funds that support our healthcare providers and frontline workers as they take care of us ”, Senator Manchin said.

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