The Government has said it ramped up production capacity of personal protective equipment (PPE) coveralls required by medical personnel treating Covid-19 cases in the country. With Bengaluru emerging as a major hub, India produces more than 1 lakh PPP per day, the Textiles Ministry said in a statement.
“Bengaluru has become a major hub for PPE coverall production in the country to combat Covid-19 cases. Nearly 50% of the coverall production in the country is from Bengaluru,” the ministry was quoted as saying by a Economic Times report.
PPE, a specialized protective suit meant for high level of protection to doctors and healthcare staff who are involved to treat infected coronavirus patients.
The report said HLL Lifecare Limited is the designated single-window procurement agency for the hospitals and healthcare organisations under the health & family welfare ministry.
Other than Bengaluru, PPE Coveralls are also being manufactured by approved production units in Tirupur, Chennai and Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, Ahmedabad and Vadodara in Gujarat, Phagwara and Ludhiana in Punjab, Kusumnagar and Bhiwandi in Maharashtra, Dungarpur in Rajasthan, Kolkata, Delhi, Noida, Gurugram and few other places.
“With a view to further streamline the process of testing and to ensure that the quality of the PPE Coveralls is maintained, the testing laboratory will now accept the sample for testing only on submission of an affidavit in the prescribed format by the organization intending to get their PPE Coverall sample tested in the approved laboratories,” the ministry added.