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March 17, 2020 -- The courage of the doctors, nurses and care teams who are helping patients in the face of this global pandemic is inspirational. As they work to heal the sick, Medtronic is doing its part to help. We continue to work hard to provide access to our life-saving medical technologies under these challenging circumstances.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the patients we serve, the healthcare professionals with whom we work, and on our employees, is ever-changing. Communities across the globe are experiencing COVID-19 in different ways, requiring unique and localized responses.
Today, as the spread of COVID-19 disrupts life around the world, our ventilators, respiratory filters, oxygenation machines and pulse oximeters are being used by healthcare professionals on the front lines of this fight. These and other critical medical technologies are helping to sustain life for those patients with severe respiratory illness brought on by the virus. At the same time, we’re seeing a decrease and delay in certain elective medical procedures in affected countries around the world.
We’ve taken steps to help address this global public health crisis and we will continue to do so by:
At Medtronic, we believe that medical technology contributes to human welfare by alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life. We are committed to making lifesaving products and our work must go on. We are focused now on keeping employees safe as we work to provide healthcare teams what they need to continue to treat patients around the world.