Due to the huge ongoing crisis arising as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, there was an urgent demand of PPE kits for the healthcare personnel present on the frontlines and providing services to COVID-19 cases in the states of J&K and Rajasthan.
NIPI was requested by the states of J&K and Rajasthan to arrange PPE kits urgently to bridge gaps emerging in regular supply chain being managed by the Health Department. J&K and Rajasthan governments requested 1,200 and 1,000 PPE kits, respectively.
Each of these PPE kits included 1 item each of non-woven disposable coverall, N-95 masks, pair of gloves, pair of shoe cover and head cover with face shield. After the approval from Royal Norwegian Embassy, 2,200 PPE kits were procured as per the specifications of Government of India guidelines for PPE kits and handed over to J&K and Government of Rajasthan.