Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicPPE kits

Topic: PPE kits

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.

Rude customers, long hours, PPE in Delhi heat: A day in life of frontline Covid paramedics

Paramedical staff involved in collecting and testing samples for Covid face big risk of infection but their work is crucial in the fight against the pandemic.

On Camera

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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