Rising to the Occasion
CRPF and ITBP produce PPE kits for medical fraternity working with Covid-19 afflicted people
A FORCE Report
New Delhi: The Northern Sector of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has taken up in-house production of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to ensure the safety of doctors, paramedics and civil authorities who come in contact with Corona-infected individuals.
The plan is to produce 4,000 PPE kits at their Quarantine Centre. The material used in making of these kits is of the non-woven variety of fabric which has 100 GSM with lamination on the inside. This makes PPE waterproof and helps prevent the entry of contaminated fluids. It also works as a micropore shield. The zipped PPE kit that is being produced covers a person from head to toe. Costing Rs 450 each, it comes in a free size with all the needed accessories.
They have also undertaken the production of 800 PPE kits made from cloth which would be distributed among the personnel who may be involved in the hygiene, sanitation and fumigation of the CRPF camp in Delhi. The other things that the CRPF is making include 4,000 cloth masks and 3-plier masks for the jawans deployed in different parts of the country.
The CRPF has undertaken a community outreach programme under which they are reaching out to the deprived classes and providing them with food, masks, hand sanitizers, liquid handwash and other necessary products. They have also launched a COVID helpline for people to reach out to them.
As per a press release by the CRPF, “In Delhi/NCR we have three CRPF Group Centres and 17 CRPF battalions through which we have served over 25,000 people with food packets/ dry rations and provided water to over 15,000 people, distributed about 6,000 masks as well as 1200 gloves and 1200 hand sanitizer. As a part of our Community Outreach Programme we are helping around 3000 persons per day.”
The release also gave details of their helpline. “Apart from it, we also have dedicated COVID helpline 011-26174200 (all India CRPF Medical Helpline for COVID-19) and number 9990387412 with which anyone can reach to us via WhatsApp or call in case of any assistance required from CRPF.”
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police too have started preparing PPEs and face masks at its supply and support battalion in Saboli near Sonipat in Haryana.