CSIR develops Personal Protective Coverall Suit
On April 18, 2020, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) developed Personal Protective Cover all suit. The suit has been produced with polypropylene spun multilayered non-woven fabric.
The Polypropylene spun suit can be used to ensure safety of doctors, paramedical staff, health care workers and nurses. The CSIR-NAL is to produce 30,000 suits per day. The main benefit of the suit is that it is competitive in prices as compared to other suits that are being imported.
It is to be noted that China sent 1,70,000 Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits. Of these around 50,000 failed to pass safety tests conducted by DRDO. In order to avoid these situations, it is important to boost PPE manufactured in locally.
India is currently importing PPE from Singapore, China. India has also banned the export of PPE to avoid shortage of PPE kits in the country.
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