Vadodara: To contain bio-medical waste, a Gujarat-based company has developed reusable Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) kits amid coronavirus pandemic.
The kits would not only be useful in ensuring the safety of the medical professionals, but will also lessen the challenge of the biomedical waste generated by the kits that are currently available .
What differentiates the reusable PPE kits from the disposable ones is the raw materials used, such as anti-static materials with exhalation valves and multi-laminated fibres. This would cost approx Rs 25-30 lakh for the reusable PPE kits (a set of 10) with a decontamination chamber. An additional kit would cost between 10-15k as against 2k for the disposable kits.
Sure Safety, which provided reusable kits to the other countries in the past, has made it user-friendly for the medical professionals and the decontamination process has also been made very simple. “We have added a breathing air quality equipment,” said Nishith Dand, Managing Director, Sure Safety India (LTD).
The company can produce up to 50,000 pieces in a month and if required, they can increase the production. We have also done a pilot project with a hospital in Vadodara and we are hoping to start delivering these kits to other hospitals soon. Sure Safety is among the few first players engaged by the Government of India to manufacture PPE for Covid-19, says Dand.
The company had earlier delivered India’s first spacesuit to ISRO in 2015.