Responding to reports that the Government will not opt in to the EU joint procurement scheme (for vital medical equipment such as ventilators), Layla Moran has called for an urgent reconsideration, in order to help the NHS and save lives.
Lib Dem MP Layla Moran commented:
“I am deeply shocked and concerned by the Government’s decision not to participate. I would do whatever it takes to get more life-saving equipment, and they need to take the same approach. It’s a no brainer - we can help the NHS and save lives by working together with other countries.
“I wrote to the Government a week ago urging them to put pragmatism above ideological considerations and urgently opt in to the EU joint procurement scheme. Now I urge them to reconsider their devastating decision to not participate. We can’t put Brexit over breathing; lives must come first.”