State officials announce proposals to handle staffing shortages in health care

State officials are planning to address Connecticut's patient care crisis in this year's legislative session.
State Sen. Saud Anwar joined advocates to announce policy proposals to deal with dangerously understaffed health care facilities.
A report done by the American Federation of Teachers showed over 100,000 nurses have left the workforce following the pandemic, causing current staff to have to work much harder.
"This is a crisis, but this is rapidly moving towards a disaster. And this disaster is preventable. And that is the reality, we have to intervene at this time," said Anwar.
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