$5.4M in PPE never received, Oklahoma audit finds

An investigative audit found the Oklahoma State Department of Health invested more than $5.4 million in personal protective equipment and other supplies early on in the pandemic that the state has no record of receiving, News on 6 reported Feb. 9. 

The missing products included $2.1 million paid to PPE Supplies for N95 masks; $890,417 paid to A&K Distributors for respirators; and $2.2 million to seven different vendors for various types of services and supplies, according to the audit.

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said in a Feb. 9 statement the attorney general is working with health officials to ensure the state gets refunded 

 

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