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Be prepared for any eventuality: Centre to states on bird flu

Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying has asked states to prepare efficient stock of PPE kits which might be required for culling operations. Delhi, Noida confirmed no case has been reported yet.
A team of health experts, from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare visit a bird flu-affected area at Karuvatta in Alappuzha district on Thursday.(PTI)
A team of health experts, from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare visit a bird flu-affected area at Karuvatta in Alappuzha district on Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 11:14 PM IST
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Neetu Kapoor thanks makers of comeback film Jug Jugg Jeeyo for ‘ensuring safe environment’ on sets, shares pic of crew in PPE

Neetu Kapoor shared a picture from the sets of her upcoming film, Jug Jugg Jeeyo. She also thanked the makers Dharma Movies for ensuring everyone was safe.
Jug Jugg Jeeyo stars Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani in lead roles.
Jug Jugg Jeeyo stars Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani in lead roles.
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 03:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Entertainment Desk

Ward boy at Covid hospital in Lucknow tests positive after patient allegedly damages his PPE

The patient allegedly became violent when the ward boy asked him to wait for dinner for some time.
Health workers on duty at SGPCI’s Rajdhani Covid-19 Hospital in Lucknow.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Health workers on duty at SGPCI’s Rajdhani Covid-19 Hospital in Lucknow.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 27, 2020 07:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Doctor tweets pic of wrinkled hand after wearing PPE in humid climate. Tweeple post thank you messages

People on Twitter have expressed their gratitude to Covid warriors for going above and beyond to help people.
The image shared by Dr Syed Faizan Ahmad on Twitter.(Twitter/@drsfaizanahmad)
The image shared by Dr Syed Faizan Ahmad on Twitter.(Twitter/@drsfaizanahmad)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 12:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Kohli

Fewer guests, police in PPE at Red Fort for August 15 celebrations

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation, he will be surrounded by a fifth of the guests he was at last year’s celebrations, senior officials in the home ministry privy to the preparations said.
Preparations for the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort have been completed.
Preparations for the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort have been completed.
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 05:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPrawesh Lama

TMC leader dons PPE to take man with Covid-19 symptoms to hospital

A video of Patnaik, riding the bike wearing a PPE, and carrying Barik to the hospital has gone viral on social media.
A youth leader of ruling Trinamool Congress in Bengal’s Jhargram district bought and wore a PPE to take a man with Covid-19 symptoms for testing.(Sonu Mehta/HT File photo used for representational purpose only)
A youth leader of ruling Trinamool Congress in Bengal’s Jhargram district bought and wore a PPE to take a man with Covid-19 symptoms for testing.(Sonu Mehta/HT File photo used for representational purpose only)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 02:42 PM IST
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Jhargram (West Bengal) | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi

Burglars wearing PPE kits flee with 780 gm gold in Maharashtra

CCTV footage from the shop, located in Phaltan area, shows the burglars taking hold of the gold jewellery from the showcases and cupboards within, police said.
The footage of the 2-day-old incident during the coronavirus-induced lockdown shows the burglars wearing caps, masks, plastic jackets and hand-gloves taking the jewellery from the display cases.(HT file photo. Representative image)
The footage of the 2-day-old incident during the coronavirus-induced lockdown shows the burglars wearing caps, masks, plastic jackets and hand-gloves taking the jewellery from the display cases.(HT file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 01:43 PM IST
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Satara, Maharashtra | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Covid-19 outbreak: Export of 5 million PPE suits a month on cards

The Centre is likely to allow the export of nearly five million personal protective equipment (PPE) suits a month, officials aware of the matter said, as India moves from not making enough suits to making more than it needs, and global demand remains strong.
Medics wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suits coming out of the Covid-19 ward of Victoria Hospital, during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Bengaluru, Wednesday, June 17, 2020.(PTI photo)
Medics wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suits coming out of the Covid-19 ward of Victoria Hospital, during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Bengaluru, Wednesday, June 17, 2020.(PTI photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 05:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

Unlock 1.0: Kamya Panjabi Dang says, “We must start working for those who need to earn a living to survive”

Actor Kamya Panjabi Dang shares she is prepping to get back to the sets, talks about the protective measures she is going to take while at work.
Kamya Panjabi Dang is known for her hit TV shows Reth, Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani, Banoo Mein Teri Dulhann and Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak.
Kamya Panjabi Dang is known for her hit TV shows Reth, Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani, Banoo Mein Teri Dulhann and Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak.
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 09:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Arunachal Pradesh district gives ‘human face’ to care of Covid-19 patients

Changlang, the second most populous district in Arunachal, recorded its first Covid-19 case on June 1. The district now has 55 positive cases, the highest among all districts in the state.
Doctors, nurses and attendants at Miao Covid-19 care centre in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh are seen with their photos pasted over PPE kits.(HT photo)
Doctors, nurses and attendants at Miao Covid-19 care centre in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh are seen with their photos pasted over PPE kits.(HT photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 11:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar | Edited by: Meenakshi Ray

‘Buy PPE only from approved producers’: Govt advisory

The government is working to ensure all manufacturers register with the online market place portal called ‘Government e-Marketplace (GeM)’ so that information on quality manufacturers is easily accessible for people .
An air passenger in PPE kit due to spread of Coronavirus in New Delhi.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
An air passenger in PPE kit due to spread of Coronavirus in New Delhi.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 26, 2020 08:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRhythma Kaul and Amrita Madhukalya

Indian-origin doctor couple set for court fight against UK government over risky guidance on PPE

On Thursday, they decided to push ahead with the case in the High Court in London after receiving “unconvincing” responses from the government.
Medical staff wearing protective clothing at St Thomas' hospital as a measure against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) , London, Britain, March 31, 2020/ representative.(REUTERS)
Medical staff wearing protective clothing at St Thomas' hospital as a measure against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) , London, Britain, March 31, 2020/ representative.(REUTERS)
Published on May 22, 2020 05:56 PM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Harshita Singh

India becomes world’s second largest manufacturer of PPE body coveralls

Ajit Chavan, secretary, Textiles Committee and Additional Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, explained how the committee rose up to the occasion to surmount the challenge of non-availability of reputed domestic manufacturers of PPE testing equipment. 
ATS ambulance staff in PPE suits and doctors of LNJP Hospital in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
ATS ambulance staff in PPE suits and doctors of LNJP Hospital in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 21, 2020 11:41 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Covid-19: Hospitals in PoK get used PPE kits, masks with ‘paan’ stains

With poor testing and trained medical staff, PoK has registered 133 Covid-19 cases whereas Gilgit Baltistan has reported 556 positive cases.
A Pakistani volunteer checks the body temperature of a passenger to help detect coronavirus, at a railway station in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 18, 2020.(AP)
A Pakistani volunteer checks the body temperature of a passenger to help detect coronavirus, at a railway station in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 18, 2020.(AP)
Published on May 20, 2020 04:43 PM IST
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Muzaffarabad | ByAsian News International | Posted by Harshita Singh

Distribute seized essential protective material as per orders of competent authority: HC to state

The two-member division bench of the HC, comprising chief justice Dipankar Datta and justice SS Shinde, heard the PIL through video-conferencing on Tuesday.
Health care workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to check patients at Dharavi during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, May 14, 2020.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Health care workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to check patients at Dharavi during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, May 14, 2020.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2020 04:22 PM IST
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Malaysian 9-year-old sews free PPE for healthworkers after classes

Nur Afia, who learned to sew at the age of five, can make four full personal protective equipment (PPE) gowns a day, parking herself at a sewing machine between playtime and attending online classes.
Nur Afia Qistina Zamzuri, a 9-year-old girl poses for a picture holding a personal protective equipment (PPE) she made for free.(REUTERS)
Nur Afia Qistina Zamzuri, a 9-year-old girl poses for a picture holding a personal protective equipment (PPE) she made for free.(REUTERS)
Published on May 12, 2020 10:55 AM IST
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SEREMBAN, Malaysia | ByReuters| Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

IIT Madras and Chengalpattu Medical College design doffing unit

A doffing unit is the one where the personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by medical professionals are removed safely without risk of further virus spread.
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT) at Chennai. (PTI)
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT) at Chennai. (PTI)
Published on May 11, 2020 03:20 PM IST
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Chennai | ByIndo Asian News Service

Covid-19 cases close to 54,000 mark, Kerala and Odisha report no new ones: Top 10 points

Over 70 cases were registered and 2,658 people detained in the national capital on Thursday for violating government orders during the lockdown imposed to control the coronavirus outbreak, police said.
At least 4,500 new cases have been detected across the country since Wednesday morning, figures announced by different states and union territories showed.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
At least 4,500 new cases have been detected across the country since Wednesday morning, figures announced by different states and union territories showed.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2020 10:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Indian-origin UK MP sacked as carer over lack of PPE

Whittome, MP from Nottingham East, asked care workers to contact her in confidence, adding that her office is collecting evidence of how they are underpaid, undervalued and fear speaking out due to uncertain employment status.
Nadia Whittome, 24, was born in Nottingham to Indian-origin parents and worked as a carer before contesting the election(Nadia Whittome/Twitter)
Nadia Whittome, 24, was born in Nottingham to Indian-origin parents and worked as a carer before contesting the election(Nadia Whittome/Twitter)
Updated on May 07, 2020 02:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

HT Salutes: The Pune medical officer at forefront of Covid fight

The civic body started 73 flu clinics at its hospitals and OPDs (outpatient departments) last week, as most private clinics and dispensaries were closed due to the lockdown.
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Updated on Apr 29, 2020 12:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByAbhay Khairnar

Indian-origin man charged with hoarding, price-gouging PPE in US: Authorities

A criminal complaint was filed on Friday in a federal court in Central Islip charging Amardeep Singh with violating the Defence Production Act (DPA) of 1950 by hoarding PPE at a warehouse in Brentwood, New York, amid the COVID-19 pandemic
There has been a massive scarcity of PPE in the US during the coronavirus outbreak.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
There has been a massive scarcity of PPE in the US during the coronavirus outbreak.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 25, 2020 02:29 PM IST
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New York | ByPress Trust of India

Covid-19 in UK: India-origin doctors launch legal challenge on PPE

The challenge has been launched by Meenal Viz, a clinical fellow in medicine, and Joshi, a trainee general practitioner employed by the National Health Service (NHS).
Over 80 medical professionals have passed away in the UK after being infected by the virus in recent days.(AP)
Over 80 medical professionals have passed away in the UK after being infected by the virus in recent days.(AP)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 07:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Excruciating hours, bad PPE doctors’ key issues

The problems persist even as the government has taken several steps to prevent attacks faced by several health workers – doctors, nurses and workers who go to neighbourhoods for disease surveillance.
Doctors and nurses at some of the main coronavirus disease (Covid-19) hospitals have said that they continue to work with substandard protective gear(HT Photo)
Doctors and nurses at some of the main coronavirus disease (Covid-19) hospitals have said that they continue to work with substandard protective gear(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 05:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySoumya Pillai, New Delhi

What does it cost to treat a coronavirus patient? Here’s a break up

On an average, treatment of a normal Covid-19 carrier, without ventilators or other life-saving equipment, costs between 20,000 and 25,000 daily, says a doctor at Thiruvananthapuram medical college hospital.
The swab test of a suspected patient costs <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>4,500 (the Supreme Court fixed this fee for private labs after hearing experts and others). The price of the test kit alone is <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3,000(Bloomberg)
The swab test of a suspected patient costs 4,500 (the Supreme Court fixed this fee for private labs after hearing experts and others). The price of the test kit alone is 3,000(Bloomberg)
Updated on Apr 22, 2020 07:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu

Arjun Rampal donates PPEs to frontline workers, urges everyone to contribute

Arjun Rampal and his family have extended a helping hand in providing PPE kits to hospitals, doctors and nurses in the in the fight against the coronavirus.
Arjun Rampal poses with partner Gabriella Demetriades.
Arjun Rampal poses with partner Gabriella Demetriades.
Updated on Apr 21, 2020 08:42 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

Silent spreaders trigger worry, relaxations come into effect: Covid-19 news today

Here is a preview of the top Covid-19 news today from India and the world.
People are thermal screened and sensitized about the coronavirus by workers in PPE.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
People are thermal screened and sensitized about the coronavirus by workers in PPE.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2020 08:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Covid-19: 60,000 imported PPE kits fail quality tests

The highest rejections were in a batch of 170,000 kits that arrived on April 5. India is also looking at other countries to source essential medical supplies, such as South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Germany, France, the US, among others.
A health worker in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kit during garbage collection from homes in Bengali Colony at Mahavir Enclave, a coronavirus containment zone in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, April 16, 2020.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A health worker in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kit during garbage collection from homes in Bengali Colony at Mahavir Enclave, a coronavirus containment zone in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, April 16, 2020.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 19, 2020 10:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRhythma Kaul

US appeals to China to revise export rules on coronavirus medical gear

China tightened restrictions on exports of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) a week ago, calling for shipments to be subjected to a mandatory customs inspection.
China tightened restrictions on exports of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) a week ago, calling for shipments to be subjected to a mandatory customs inspection.(Reuters file photo)
China tightened restrictions on exports of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) a week ago, calling for shipments to be subjected to a mandatory customs inspection.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2020 10:09 AM IST
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Washington | ByReuters

‘State govt to give PPE kits for protection of private hospitals’ staff’

The state government has also decided to provide PPE kit to private hospitals from Covid Care Fund for the protection of doctors and para medical staff from coronavirus.
Medical staff collecting samples from people in a Covid 19 hotspot area in Lucknow on Tuesday.(ANI)
Medical staff collecting samples from people in a Covid 19 hotspot area in Lucknow on Tuesday.(ANI)
Published on Apr 15, 2020 06:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Covid-19: Ordnance Factory Board to supply 1.1 lakh coveralls in 40 days

The OFB’s protective suits, which are vital for the safety and well being of healthcare professionals at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, conform to ISO Class 3 exposure standards.
Police personnel wearing protective suits stand guard at a COVID-19 containment zone in South Delhi.(PTI)
Police personnel wearing protective suits stand guard at a COVID-19 containment zone in South Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 14, 2020 06:21 PM IST
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