At a time when CRPF jawans are on duty enforcing nationwide coronavirus lockdown, their wives are preparing PPE kits, masks at home to health professionals.
Serving the nation in the times of novel coronavirus outbreak and lockdown is a family affair for CRPF jawans. With CRPF men deployed in law and order duty to enforce nationwide coronavirus lockdown, their wives are doing their bit to make contribution to the national cause.
A dedicated team of women comprising wives of CRPF jawans has been preparing PPE (personal protection equipment) kits and masks for hospitals and santitation workers in Bengaluru.
This is being done under the aegis of Regional CRPF Family Welfare Association. Dedicated members of the association are wives of serving CRPF personnel, mostly in the ranks of constable, head constable and sub-inspector in Bengaluru. They prepare 40-50 PPE kits and masks daily, putting in several hours each day.
India is facing shortage of PPE kits and masks as the country fights the novel coronavirus pandemic. PPE kits are key to keep doctors, nurses and other health professionals working in hospitals attending to Covid-19 patients.
Dr Abha Saxena, head of Regional CRPF Family Welfare Association GC Bengaluru Head, said, “We have extended a helping hand by making PPE kits and masks, and are distributing the same to nearby hospital authorities, who are engaged in treatment of Covid-19 patients.”
“Sterilized masks, aprons, gloves, caps, gowns and bags are being prepared by our women and tailoring workers after getting some basic training by the hospitals and following the required protocol,” said Dr Saxena.
Hospitals including NIMHANS have been provided with these essential kits, she said. Since this is the time of social distancing, each team has been tasked to complete part of work at home.
The CRPF team is coordinating with several NGOs to supply these medical essentials to hospitals, farmers, and orphanages by committing all the available manpower, infrastructural, and material support.
The CWA has already contacted the hospitals in vicinity and provided free of cost masks, patients cloths, and aprons which were prepared by volunteering women from CRPF families and tailoring workers of the CRPF. As this work continues, the CWA customises the products in accordance with the requirements and specifications provided by the hospitals.
The team is also coordinating with the local farmers, and farm produce such as vegetables, fruits, and milk are being purchased directly from them at suitable rates. These items are then distributed door to door by a separate team, whose members have been provided with masks and gloves for safety. They carefully adhere to the norms of social distancing, the CWA said.
Source : India Today