DRDO, OFB Roped Up by Defence Ministry to Manufacture Essential Medical Equipment
Defence Minister is stepping up initiatives to fight with the Covid-19 outbreak situation, with its public sector units as well as with the OFB being roped in to make essential clinical equipment.
While the DRDO has actually started production of sanitisers at its research laboratories throughout the country, the OFB, that makes weapons, ammunition and also clothes, apparel for the militaries, has actually started a pilot project to produce individual protection equipment.
According to the sources, the facilities to produce the safety apparel can be scaled up to meet requirements once the initial batch fulfils medical criteria. likewise, The organisation is setting up isolation wards at its numerous healthcare facilities in places like Jabalpur, Khadki, Avadi as well as Ambernath.
DRDO is additionally in contact with private sector suppliers to scale up manufacturing} of much-required ventilators on a battle ground. A self-established formula to produce sanitisers and disinfectants on large scale has actually been shared across DRDO laboratories. Numerous sensitive organizations — firms, law enforcement and essential government offices–have actually been provided with the disinfectants that are being utilized every day.
DRDO Official stated that – they have supplied almost 15,000 bottles of the sanitiser formulation for distribution to other organisations. Efforts are in progress to produce it on a large scale.
Even the army followed the lockdown protocol at the headquarter level, with office goers instructed to work from home. Officials stated almost 40% of the Army HQ staff is continuing to work from home whereas the emergency staff including medical personnel is still functional.
The quarantine centres set up by the military are however operational at capacity, with additional areas being earmarked if the need arises.
On Wednesday, India’s biggest military quarantine facility at Jodhpur received 277 evacuees from Iran, including six children.
On Wednesday, India’s largest military quarantine centre at Jodhpur obtained}, 277 evacuees, from Iran, consisting of 6 youngsters
The citizens have been screened as well as will certainly stay in Jodhpur for 2 weeks. Significantly, while the armed force has quarantined concerning 1,200 evacuees till currently, just two positive situations have been reported, with the very first set of individuals already released. The favourable examinations related to individuals who had actually returned from Italy as well as Iran.