Gov. Cuomo gives tour of preparations for Javits Center medical facilities

The Javits Center is one of four locations where field hospitals are being established.  The others are SUNY Westbury, SUNY Stony Brook and the Westchester Convention Center.

News 12 Staff

Mar 23, 2020, 5:17 PM

Updated 1,572 days ago


Gov. Cuomo gives tour of preparations for Javits Center medical facilities
-Gov. Cuomo says FEMA hospital on main showroom of Javits center will house 1,000 additional hospital beds. 
-'Anything else you can remedy,' says Cuomo.  He says you can't remedy loss of life, but everything else can be fixed. 
-Governor says more sick people will be entering the system than can be handled.  Cuomo says that is the focus, the economy will be fixed later. 
-State is projecting a need of 110,000 hospital beds.  Governor says he's less concerned about the beds, more concerned about the equipment.  He says the state needs 30,000 ventilators that they just cannot get.  
-Gov. Cuomo says the president should be directly ordering corporations to produce specific equipment. 
-On people saying the coronavirus threat is over-hyped, Cuomo says 'They are wrong.'
-Gov. Cuomo says there is a call going out to all registered medical personnel across the state to potentially come in and help manage the crisis.  
-Governor says he is expecting a social distancing plan on paper from the city today.  He wants to ensure it is spread across multiple areas.  
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