INDIAN RAILWAYS READIES 1.91 PPE KITS, 7.33 LAKH MASKS FOR COVID-19 WARRIORS

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The Indian Railways on 26 June said that the Railways have manufactured 1.91 lakh PPE gowns, 66.4-kilo sanitizer and 7.33 lakh masks till June 24.

  • “Indian Railways, in coordination with other Ministries and state governments, is totally geared up to meet the challenge of providing protection to its front line medical workers and other operational staff persons, from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is using all its resources in a coordinated manner to create/upgrade its facilities,” the Railway Ministry said in a statement.
  • The Ministry Railway said the PPE coverall target for June and July has been set at 1.5 lakh each, which is likely to be revised upwards.
  • During the lockdown, centralized procurement and distribution of the raw material and manufactured products throughout the railways network was accomplished under testing circumstances, the statement said.