Mr Cook said there was potential for community workers to use some of the equipment that didn’t meet clinical standards.
The equipment flown into Perth by Minderoo includes 1 million face masks, 400,000 surgical masks, 2.3 million medical-grade gloves, 100,000 nasal swabs, 200,000 medical coveralls, 10,000 medical goggles, 5000 touch-less thermometers and ventilators.
Mr Forrest organised medical supplies to be flown from China as part of a $160 million funding package to fight COVID-19.
Minderoo paid cash in advance for the supplies, with WA and other Australian governments expected to reimburse Minderoo for any goods used. Minderoo covered the cost of transporting the goods to Perth.