The Paterson Community Health Center has been awarded $72,477 to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, according to congressman Bill Pascrell.
Pascrell said funds were made available through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that passed on March 6. Funds will be used to address coronavirus screening and testing needs at the Paterson Community Health Center.
Paterson Community Health Center will acquire medical supplies and boost telehealth capacity to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“As our nation faces an unprecedented pandemic, it is vital that our health care workers on the ground have everything they need to combat COVID-19,” Pascrell said. “Today’s funding will provide much-needed relief for Paterson Community Health Center, which has protected the health of our neighbors for decades. While this funding is the first of its kind, it will not be the last; in the House we are working to pass more robust stimulus legislation which will continue to support health care workers nationwide. I’m committed to securing every dollar available for our brave soldiers on the frontlines of this war.”
Pascrell previously announced a $1.2 million federal award for the Paterson Community Health Center to provide primary healthcare to low-income residents.