New Delhi: The railways has passed the test conducted by DRDO for the Personal Protection Equipment manufactured by Jagadhari workshop to fight Covid-19.
A statement issues by Deepak Kumar, CPRO Northern Railways, said: “Northern Railway Jagadhari Workshop becomes the first workshop whose two PPEs/ Coverall sample passed the DRDO test. This will be helpful in fighting the war against Covid-19.
Two samples of PPE like coverall made by Northen Railway has cleared the test conducted by DRDO to check the Resistance of fabric to penetration of blood
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) April 5, 2020
“The railways can now contribute to mitigating the shortfall in PPEs to the extent possible by manufacturing it in-house.” said the statement.
There are reports of shortage of PPE and many videos have hone viral where doctors are facing lack of PPE.
The opposition Congress on Sunday hit out at the government on shortage of medical equipment, saying the country needs at least 62 lakh PPE kits.
The Delhi government has given the nod for procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits by city hospitals from local manufacturers and suppliers at market rate not exceeding Rs 1,087.47, amid an increasing demand.
Speaking to IANS, a Delhi Health Department official said on Sunday that the decision was taken as the city hospitals were facing severe shortage of the kits.