CHANDIGARH, MAY 21: Buoyed by the success of Punjab industries to manufacture PPEs – the most vital component in fight against Covid 19 – on a larger scale, the Industries Minister Sunder Sham Arora has written to all Chief Ministers requesting them to direct their health department order those from these units whenever needed at HLL rates.

As many as 56 manufacturing units including 54 based in Ludhiana in Punjab have been approved and certified by SITRA/DRDO to make Personal Protective Equipment (PPE body suit) and coveralls. One each unit based in Kapurthala and Mohali have been also certified.

In his letter, Arora mentioned that it is essential to provide good quality Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in sufficient quantity to healthcare workers in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In order to meet requirements of Government agencies at reasonable rated, they have agreed to supply PPE suits/coverall at HLL rates,” the Minister informed them in his letter.