The regional CRPF Family Welfare Association has got together wives of serving CRPF personnel, mostly in the ranks of constables, head constables and sub-inspectors, to make masks and PPEs. While their husbands are deployed in law and order duty to enforce the ongoing nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic the women have decided to join India’s anti COVID-19 mission.

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Aim of this initiative

Across all the 46 battalion group centres of the CRPF, these women have been manufacturing sanitisers, PPE kits and face masks. The members prepare 40-50 PPE kits and masks daily putting in several hours each day. India is facing a shortage of PPE kits and masks as the country fights the novel coronavirus pandemic. Dr Abha Saxena, head of Regional CRPF Family Welfare Association GC Bengaluru head said, “We have extended a helping hand by making PPE kits and masks  and are distributing the same to nearby hospital authorities, who are engaged in treatment of COVID-19 patients. After getting basic training by the hospital and following the required protocol the women are preparing sterilized masks, aprons, gloves, caps, gowns and bags.”

Dr Abha Saxena, head of Regional CRPF Family Welfare Association at Bengaluru said that the Bangalore Group Centre has supplied 200 masks and 100 PPE kits in the last 10 days to nearby hospitals, The New Indian Express reported.

Coordination with hospitals

The CRPF team is coordinating with several NGOs to supply these medical essentials to hospitals, farmers and orphanages by committing all the available manpower, infrastructural and material support. The CWA has already contacted the hospitals in their proximity and provided free of cost masks, patient clothes and aprons which were prepared by the wives of CRPF Jawans. The team is in regular touch with the local farmers and procure farm produce such as fruits, vegetables and milk from them at suitable rates. These items are then distributed door to door by a separate team, while adhering to the norms of social distancing.

“We have extended a helping hand by making PPE kits and masks  and are distributing the same to nearby hospital authorities , who are engaged in treatment of COVID-19 patients. After getting basic training by the hospital and following the required protocol the women are preparing sterilized masks, aprons, gloves, caps, gowns and bags.”

In this unprecedented situation, the whole country is together and serving the humanity in the best possible ways.

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Divya Rawat is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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