And more ...https://twitter.com/ManMundra/status/12 ... 1133367298
Manish Mundra @ManMundra
We have today sent Venus masks to following [b]hospitals/ cities Mumbai/ Patna/ Ranchi / Banglore / Jaipur I personally thank @SandeepMall
for coordinating the supply chain[/b]. #IndiaFightsCorona #LetsDoMore
Manish has done more than his bit for the country and that is very much appreciated.
Why are private individuals tracking down producers/suppliers, funding the purchase, coordinating the supply, and getting it to the doctors?!
Where is GOI?
GOI should have built an app in the lines of Aarogya Setu that would have tracked demand from the doctors and the suppliers of each item and allowed resources to be allocated efficiently all around plus tracked orders and supplies as well as history to check misuse. This is hugely disappointing.
Where is GOI? - Here is GOI.https://www.republicworld.com/india-new ... hcare.html
Ananya Varma | Mumbai | Updated On: April 15, 2020 17:57 IST
Once again the Indian Railways showed their dedication towards contributing in the fight against COVID-19 by announcing that they were producing over 30,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) coveralls in April. The Ministry of Railways in a statement announced that they would continue this production into next month and had planned to manufacture 1,00,000 of the same in May 2020
for medical and health-care personnel who are at a high risk of getting exposed to the COVID-19 virus.https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 903202.cms
Mar 31, 2020
Centre: 21 Lakh PPE Kits Ordered, 60,000 supplied to hospitalThe health ministry on Monday said it has placed orders for 21 lakh personal protection equipment (PPE) coveralls for medical staff dealing with Covid-19 patients with 11 domestic manufacturers, where as around 60,000 PPE kits have already been procured and supplied to hospitals and healthcare workers across the country.
In a move to ensure smooth supplies of ventilators and PPEs like masks and coveralls, the government has stepped up efforts to manufacture, procure and boost the supply of such items. This has been part of an ongoing effort after it became apparent that foreign supply was limited. Guidelines were issued in early March and intensive consultations with likely manufacturers were held.
"Domestic manufacturers rose to the occasion and so far 11 manufacturers have cleared quality tests. Orders for 21 lakh PPE coveralls have been placed with them. Currently they are supplying 6000-7000 overalls per day and this is expected to go up to 15,000 per day within next week. One more manufacturer has qualified today and an order of 5 lakh overalls has been placed with it." the ministry said.https://psuwatch.com/coronavirus-govt-r ... equipment/
Coronavirus: Govt ropes in DPSUs to produce PPE, medical equipment
by Defence Watch Bureau March 30, 2020New Delhi: In order to give a boost to India’s ability to produce PPE (personal protection equipment) kits and other essential medical equipment in the fight against Coronavirus pandemic, the government has roped in various PSUs like BEL, DRDO, and BEML. While BEL has received an order for 30,000 ventilators, DRDO, in collaboration with local companies, is producing 20,000 N99 masks per day. All drug companies have assured the government that there will not be any shortage of drugs during this crisis and even auto manufacturers are working to develop and produce ventilators.
An order for 30,000 ventilators has been placed with BEL, which is going to collaborate with domestic manufacturers in this endeavour. Domestic manufacturer Agva Healthcare in Noida has been able to develop suitable ventilators and order of 10,000 ventilators has been placed with it. Supplies are expected to commence by the second week of April. Indian Auto manufacturers are also preparing to manufacture ventilators.
In the meantime, orders have been placed on international companies like Hamilton, Mindray, and Draeger to supply ventilators. Ministry of External Affairs is also approaching suppliers in China for sourcing 10,000 ventilators from them.
N95 masks are being manufactured by two domestic producers. They are able to supply 50,000 masks per day at the moment, but are ramping up capacities to make 1 lakh masks per day within the next week. DRDO is also collaborating with local manufacturers to produce about 20,000 N99 masks per day. This supply is also expected to become available in a week’s time.
Hospitals in the country have 11.95 lakh N95 masks in stock as of now. Additional 5 lakh masks were distributed in the past two days and 1.40 lakh masks are being distributed today. 10 lakh masks would be part of the PPE kits being sourced from Singapore.