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OFB to manufacture more than 1 lakh ISO Class 3 coveralls
OFB to manufacture more than 1 lakh ISO Class 3 coveralls

OFB has developed special 2m tents which can be used for a medical emergency, screening, hospital triage and quarantine purposes

14 April 2020 Current Affairs:Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) began the supply of coveralls conforming to ISO Class 3 exposure standards. The initial order of 1.10 lakh from HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) has begun in OFB. This order will be completed in 40 days. OFB is also trying to produce face masks as per pilot order quantity placed by HLL.

Measures of OFB:
♦ OFB has developed special 2m tents which can be used for a medical emergency, screening, hospital triage and quarantine purposes. These are made up of waterproof fabric, mild steel, and aluminum alloy. Supplies have already started.
♦ OFB has manufactured hand sanitizer on a 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 the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) requirement. 
♦ More than 90,000 non-medical masks have been manufactured and distributed. Testing facilities for medical masks would be prepared.