SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SER HAS ALREADY PRODUCED 3752 PPE KITS
TO COMBAT COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Kolkata, 13thJune, 2020:
As a part of its preparedness to control the spread of COVID-19, South Eastern Railway has been producing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Kits forsupporting of railway doctors, paramedical staff, nurses, other health care personnel and frontline employees. These PPE Kits are being produced mainly at Kharagpur Division and Kharagpur Workshop of South Eastern Railway. The PPE Kits include Face Cover, Eye Shield, NS-95 Mask, Coverall Gown with Hood, Shoe Cover, Gloves etc.
Kharagpur Division has produced 2102 PPE Kits while Kharagpur Workshop has produced1650 PPE Kits so far. South Eastern Railway, in total, has till now produced 3752 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)Kits.The entire production process is undertaken as per the approved Quality Assurance Plan.The Design and materials are certified from DRDE, Gwalior. The material used is non-woven polypropylene barrier fabric which is impermeable to blood and bodily fluids. Not only the stitching is to be seamless but it requires special tape and taping machine to cover the stitching with tape. After stitching, the PPE Kits are sealed in plastic bags with markings of size, serial number and date of production.
Before starting of work, the workplace is cleaned and sanitized. The workmen are screened for any symptoms of COVID-19 and are allowed to start work after hand washing. They are maintaining social distancing in workplace and are counselled to use hand sanitizer at frequent intervals. The workmen involved in production of PPE Kits have been kept in separate workplace to avoid cross contamination.
SER has put its all-out efforts to produce high quality PPE Kits which are equivalent to the best available PPE Kit. Railway technicians have been motivated to make these PPE Kits to deal with this health crisis in the wake of COVID-19.
This apart, huge In-house production of face masks and hand sanitizer are being done at all Divisions and Kharagpur Workshop of South Eastern Railwayfor railway doctors, paramedical staff, nurses, other health care personnel, frontline employees, railway men and their family members to contain the spread of pandemic Coronavirus.