Amid shortage of PPE, National Innovation Centre begins its manufacturing in Bhaktapur
March 28, 2020 01:43 PM NPT
By: Bijaya Rai
Photo: Bijaya Rai
KATHMANDU, March 28: National Innovation Center has started the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) required for health workers during the treatment of coronavirus patients.
Amid the shortage of PPE throughout the country, the center led by Mahabir Pun started manufacturing PPE since last Thursday after getting approval from the government.
Pun, earlier on Friday, said that the center would provide the safety equipment to the government and hospitals free of cost. He further said that the center started manufacturing after presenting its sample to the chairperson of Nepal Medical Council, Dr Bhagawan Koirala for quality assurance.
In the photos taken by our photojournalist Bijaya Rai, the workers are seen getting engaged in manufacturing PPE at the centre’s workshop based in Pepsicola, Bhaktapur.