OFB to manufacture 1.10 lakh ISO Class 3 coveralls

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Ordnance Factory Board under The Ministry of Defence has started supply of coveralls conforming to ISO Class 3 exposure standards. Manufacture of initial order of 1.10 lakh from HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) is in full swing. This order will be completed in 40 days, it says in an official statement.  Factories Board has also developed special two-metre tents which can be used for medical emergency, screening, hospital triage and quarantine purposes. These are made up of waterproof fabric, mild steel and aluminium alloy. Supplies have already started.  Manufacture of hand sanitiser is on war footing and more than 70,000 litres have already been supplied to different agencies. Two test facilities for blood penetration test has been established, one at Chennai and another at Kanpur. Around 280 beds in 10 hospitals have been set aside for isolation. This has been done as per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) requirement. The OFB is also trying to produce face masks as per pilot order quantity placed by HLL. More than 90,000 non-medical masks have been manufactured and distributed. Testing facilities for medical masks would also be in place by this week.

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