Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) is offering KN95 respirator masks — a crucial piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) — to its policyholders on the front lines of the COVID-19 emergency in Texas. While supplies last, the masks are being provided at no cost to physician policyholders and their practices in need of this PPE.
Robert Donohoe, TMLT’s CEO and president, acquired the masks from a manufacturer in China. KN95 masks from China were recently approved for use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
“We are doing all we can to provide relief to physicians who are in the trenches fighting this common enemy — COVID-19. We will do our very best to provide those in the greatest need with this important, potentially life-saving equipment,” Donohoe says.
TMLT physician policyholders responded quickly to the news. “I have been diligently trying to find these masks and other PPE. Your kindness is appreciated,” wrote Dr. Karen Anderson, a nephrologist in Houston, TX.
Dr. Paul H. Kocay, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Boerne, TX added, “As a small practice, we’ve not had access to ANY type of masks since March 15th. This will help us immensely!”
Supplies are limited and are expected to go quickly. Policyholders should check their email for details on how to request a supply of KN95 masks.