FEMA will provide Hawaiʻi with $48M to pay for 1,000 temporary medical staff
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide Hawaiʻi with a $48 million grant to support local hospitals fighting the pandemic.
The funding will be used to hire nearly 1,000 temporary medical staff, including nurses, pharmacists and therapists. The state asked for funding to deploy 955 medical personnel for three months until April 1.
The advance funding represents half of the $95.8 million sought by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health at the request of the Healthcare Association of Hawaiʻi, the state said in a news release.
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