Defence Ministry patents low cost PPE developed by Navy to move towards its mass production

NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy said on Thursday that a low cost personal protective equipment (PPE) developed by it has been successfully patented by the Defence Ministry in a step towards its rapid mass production amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“The low cost PPE has been developed by a doctor of Indian Navy, posted at the recently created Innovation Cell at Institute of Naval Medicine (INM), Mumbai. A pilot batch of PPEs has already been produced at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai,” a statement issued by the Navy said.

India has been reeling with the PPE shortage since the beginning of the pandemic. (AGENCIES)


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