Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicPPE kits

Topic: PPE kits

UK govt ‘plans to burn’ 4 billion pounds of unusable Covid PPE to ‘generate power’

The govt lost 75% of 12 billion pounds spent on PPE in the first year of the Covid outbreak due to inflated prices and faulty kit, the Public Accounts Committee report stated.

Don’t buy just any mask or PPE kit, no one knows if they’ve passed quality checks

As the number of PPE kit manufacturers grows, industry players say it’s time to introduce strict checks and audits on the quality of the kits being sent to the market.

Australia to send oxygen, ventilators, PPE to India as part of Covid support package

The Australian government was also considering banning all flights from India following the massive spike of Covid cases in the country.

China on alert over holiday week, doctors question Turkey govt & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

This Delhi doctor doesn’t wear full PPE when treating Covid-19 patients. Here’s why

Dr Ajeet Jain of Delhi’s Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital hasn’t worn a full PPE kit since 16 June. He has treated at least 1,000 patients since, and tested negative for Covid 5 times.

PPE, dry lunch, ‘kadha’ in flask — how Maharashtra MLAs are preparing for assembly session

An assembly session has to be held within 6 months of the previous one, so Maharashtra govt has decided to hold a 2-day session despite rising Covid cases.

Face shields cut chances of Covid infection among health workers, finds JAMA study

The study, conducted by two doctors in Chennai, found that no health workers using face shields were infected, though it recommended further investigation.

West Bengal prison inmates are giving protection to police, jail staff — by making masks, PPEs

In two months, inmates across 12 correctional facilities have stitched over 1 lakh masks and more than 1,000 PPE kits.

Single use PPEs lead to waste crisis, California’s tryst with pandemic & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Experience what taking a flight from Delhi to Ahmedabad is like during Covid, in photos

ThePrint documented their journey from the airport at Delhi to Ahmedabad, encountering thermal scanners, flight crew in PPE kits and social distancing at all times.

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.