New York nurses plea for Covid -19 dismissed by U.S. court

Nurses in New-York
Nurses in New-York

On Friday, the U.S. district court rejected a nurse association plea filed against New York state and two hospitals to provide safety materials and adopt precautionary measures to stop the spread of the contagious Coronavirus among its members by endorsing an amicable agreement.

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Later, the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) asserted a legal claim against the New York Department of Health, Montefiore Medical Center, and the parent company of Westchester Medical Center.

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Telling they have just careless to provide the health workers with an N 95 respirator mask daily, the health department was not at all executing it properly.

The Court said the parties are in a better position than the Court to resolve, adding the Court lacks the authority to address the nurse association’s concerns.

“ Both sides presumably share the ultimate goal of maximizing protections for health care workers on the front lines to the battle against a vicious disease without compromising patient care,” U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York Jesse Fruman said in the proceedings.

“The parties are plainly in a better position than either the Court or an arbitrator to find the best ways to achieve that goal despite limited resources and ever-changing circumstances, Fruman said.

The judge said that if the two sides fail to reach an amicable resolution, they can expedite a court proceeding.

The judge also asked to take the necessary steps to consign the nurses’ requests. The state and two hospitals have said they were taking appropriate steps to protect the health care workers.