26.4 C
Australia
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Experts urge Indian textile, apparel sector to produce innovative, reusable PPE kits

Must read

No inquest into Osmington household bloodbath, however parliamentary inquiry doable

There will probably be no inquest right into a household bloodbath that shocked the nation two years in the past, however a parliamentary...

Coronavirus Victoria: PM says ‘lengthy winter’ lockdown over as restrictions ease

The Prime Minister has congratulated Victorians on the forthcoming easing of restrictions after the state recorded no new circumstances for the primary time...
The Indian Telegraphhttps://theindiantelegraph.com.au/
Established in 2007, The Indian Telegraph is a multi award winning digital media company based in Australia.

As the demand for protective gear and medical face masks grow in the country amid rising Covid-19 cases, various stakeholders have vouched for innovation, design and ramping up manufacturing of reusable PPE kits by the Indian textile and apparel sector to save healthcare workers.

“Indian textile industry should seize global leadership position to produce disposable and reusable personal protection equipment,” said Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health while virtually addressing members of Karnataka Textile Mills Association (KTMA) during the webinar titled ‘Textiles, Apparels and PPE post Covid-19’.

Reusable PPE kits
Reusable PPE kits

“Indian entrepreneurs have an opportunity to get their technology, processes, production and warehousing facilities to stock and ship these products once the next pandemic hit the world,” he added.

C Valliappa, Chairman, KTMA and VeeProtect, a PPE manufacturer, assured that members of KTMA will rise up to the occasion so that the hospitals don’t have to carry inventory.

Dr Anthony Schwartz, Director of Biological Safety, Duke University Health System in North Carolina in the US underlined the critical role of bio-safety experts in determining the safety of PPE equipment being provided to healthcare professionals.

As part of its sustainability efforts, he shared methods devised by the Duke University Health System to make PPEs worthy of re-use without compromising safety aspects.

Dr Abhijit Majumdar who is professor of Textiles and Fibre Engineering, IIT, Delhi dwelt upon the need for ensuring sustainability of textile clothing supply chain.

These is an acute shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) kits in the country.

Alarmed at the shortage, the Telangana High Court last week directed the state government to provide PPE kits to doctors and other healthcare professionals attending to Covid-19 patients.

Latest article

Paramedic Matthew James McLean fell asleep behind wheel, court docket hears

A paramedic purchased espresso to “hold him going” earlier than he fell asleep behind the wheel of an ambulance, killing the affected person...

Daniel Andrews: Authorities constructing new QR code checking system

Premier Daniel Andrews says a statewide QR (fast response) code check-in system might be “the very best within the nation” when it's rolled...

Coronavirus NSW: One new native circumstances

NSW has recorded one new case of coronavirus in the neighborhood, whereas there have been seven circumstances in lodge quarantine.The native an infection...

Qatar strip search: 18 girls on flight from Doha to Sydney searched

Eighteen girls on a Qatar flight from Doha to Sydney had been subjected to “grossly disturbing” bodily examinations.International Affairs Minister Marise Payne gave...

Cricket: Rising Star Will Pucovski has netted a Massive Bash cope with the Melbourne Stars

Batting wunderkind Will Pucovski has lastly made the transfer to the Massive Bash after signing with the Melbourne Stars.It’s the primary BBL contract...