Senator Eldridge announces Maine medical supply company available to take orders for COVID-19 test kits and protective equipment for Massachusetts hospitals, First Responders, and Municipal Governments

Noble Medical Supply Company already has agreements with 2 Mass community hospitals for protective equipment, has 50,000 Covid-19 rapid test kits available

Boston, MA – State Senator Jamie Eldridge is announcing that a Maine medical supply company, Noble Medical Supply Company, is able to take orders for critical items necessary for Massachusetts hospitals, First Responders, and municipal governments to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The company has already contracted to provide protective equipment and supplies to two community hospitals that serve Senator Eldridge’s district.

Senator Eldridge urges Massachusetts healthcare and public health stakeholders to visit the company’s website, https://noblemedicalsupply.com/, and consider submitting a COVID-19 Medical Supply Quote Request at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf04hACRwxlnOsYO8S6jV9-70DzIIipn7H1Di2rL6Di4h7w8w/viewform.

Stakeholder leaders can also contact Noble Medical Supply Company purchasing liaison Diane Russell at dianerussell207@gmail.com or text her cell phone at (207) 272-9182.

“Over the past week, I’ve been reaching out to the community hospitals that serve a majority of the 170,000 people that I represent in the Middlesex and Worcester district. The concern I heard over again is that the hospitals do not have adequate medical supplies, or covid-19 tests. As a result, I reached out to the executives of several community hospitals, about the Noble Medical Supply Company in Maine, and passed along its contact information,” said State Senator Jamie Eldridge.

As of Thursday, March 20th, two of these hospitals, Emerson Hospital in Concord and Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, have contracted with Noble, and professional firefighters have reached out to the company as well.

In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, it has become abundantly clear that there is a lack of adequate Covid-19 tests or protective equipment.

 “While I am pleased to make this contact, as in my March 18th letter to Governor Baker’s Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders (see below), I am deeply distressed that there is not yet a state plan to provide adequate Covid-19 tests and protective equipment for all necessary healthcare and public health stakeholders. This is worrisome, especially since the number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus is only increasing. This also reaffirms my general concern that equity concerns are not being considered by Massachusetts state government, including regional, race and ethnicity, and income and wealth equity,” said State Senator Eldridge.