Surkhet, March 27:Manufacturing of personal protective equipments (PPE) required for the safety of health workers involved in test and treatment of COVID-19 infected people has begun in Surkhet. Birendranagar-based Munal Garment Factory and Deuti Hojiyari has started manufacturing PPE at a time when all the health institutions in Karnali state are facing shortage of the safety equipments.
The Ministry of Social Development of Karnali state government directed the factory to manufacture PPE in view of its acute shortage in federal capital Kathmandu and lengthy process to import from foreign countries. They have started producing PPE in coordination with the Ministry of Social Development and doctors of State Hospital Surkhet.
He shared that “They have so far manufactured 200 sets of PPE despite shortage of raw materials due to lockdown.” Dr KC said health workers have been examining coronavirus infection suspects putting their lives at risk in lack of PPE. (RSS)