"Every single ward" in Tasmania has enough personal protective equipment, Health Minister Sarah Courtney assured on Saturday in response to reports of a supply shortage.
The minister's comments follow the World Health Organization's warnings on Friday of a "severe and mounting disruption" to the global supply of PPE.
Minister Courtney admitted there were challenges with procurement.
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"That's why I've been working so hard with the federal government," she said.
"My highest priority is ensuring that Tasmanian health care workers are kept safe."
She said an additional 20,000 litres of hospital-grade sanitiser would arrive in Tasmania in the coming week, as well as other PPE items.
"We've managed to secure an additional 6000 single-use gowns per month," she said.
"We've received 91,000 surgical masks and 72,000 P2 masks have arrived from the national stockpile."
She said the government would continue to bolster supplies, but that the gear needed to be managed carefully.
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Labor leader Rebecca White said she was concerned by reports of staff being "forced to recycle PPE designed for single use".
"There are also reports of limits on soap and hand sanitiser in our health system," she said.
"The government needs to detail what measures it is taking to ensure there are adequate supplies of PPE to see us through this crisis, including exactly how many masks, gloves, gowns and sanitiser have been secured and how they will be distributed across the state and across the health system."
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