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Health Ministry refutes low high quality PPE expenses – Home Health Choices

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday mentioned that it’s making certain high quality of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by stringent protocol.

The response got here because the ministry was reportedly alleged concerning the high quality of the PPE coveralls.

It mentioned that the product underneath reference had no relevance to the procurement being made by the Central Government.

“HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL), the procuring agency of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, is procuring PPE coveralls from manufacturers or suppliers only after getting them tested and approved by one of the eight labs nominated by the Ministry of Textiles (MoT). It is only after their products qualify in the test prescribed by the technical committee (JMG) of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, that they are procured,” mentioned the Health Ministry.

The ministry mentioned the procuring company HLL can also be enterprise random sampling of the provides being made, for which a testing protocol has been devised, failing to which the is being disqualified for any provides.

The ministry has requested states additionally to acquire the PPE solely after following the prescribed testing for PPEs from MoT nominated labs. The Health Ministry mentioned the producers acquired their merchandise certified from these labs are additionally being on-boarded on Government e-Marketplace (GeM).

“The manufacturers who have got PPEs qualified have been advised by the MoT to on-board on to the GeM so that the procurement by States can be carried out accordingly. For the private sector also, the dynamic information of manufacturers whose products have qualified the tests is available on MoT website,” mentioned the ministry.

It additional mentioned that the nation has considerably ramped up its home manufacturing capability of PPEs and N95 masks, and the necessities of the States and UTs are being sufficiently met.

As on Monday, the nation is producing over three lakh PPEs and N95 masks per day. States and UTs in addition to Central Institutions have been supplied with round 111.08 lakh N-95 masks and round 74.48 lakh Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Additionally, pointers for rational use of PPEs have been issued by MoHFW and could be seen at its web site.

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