Students in Tufts University’s health care system are facing a new problem: They’re having trouble inhaling air.
The Tufts Medical Center said Wednesday that a team of respiratory experts is looking into how to better assist the students, who were brought in from the suburbs of Boston in recent weeks.
The hospital also has asked a local hospital for additional support.
In a statement to The Associated Press, the hospital said the health care team is looking at “all options” to provide support.
The hospital said it’s “currently evaluating” how to help students with airway problems.
The Associated Health Workers union, which represents respiratory professionals in the Boston area, also said it was “looking into” the issue.
Tufts Medical center spokesman Jeff Miron said the hospital’s team is conducting an extensive assessment.
The university’s Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management said Wednesday the school is aware of the concerns and is taking steps to address them.
The school is also offering a new health plan to all students, according to a statement on the university’s website.