The Indian Navy said on Thursday a low cost personal protective equipment (PPE) developed by it has been successfully patented by the Defence Ministry in a step towards its rapid mass production amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The PPE developed by the Navy is made of a special fabric which affords high level of protection along with high ‘breathability’ as against other PPEs available in the market and is therefore more suitable for use in hot and humid weather conditions as prevalent in India. The technology has also been tested and validated by ICMR approved Testing Lab.
The commencement of low-cost PPE for mass production is to be done by a core team of the Indian Navy, IPFC, and NRDC. Also, eligible firms will be identified by NRDC for taking up licensed production of the PPEs on a fast track.