ADVERTISEMENT

AIIMS to Give Five N-95 Masks to Healthcare Workers for 20 Days

AIIMS to Give Five N-95 Masks to Healthcare Workers for 20 Days

Published
Fit
2 min read
AIIMS to Give Five N-95 Masks to Healthcare Workers for 20 Days

As the coronavirus confirmed case toll sits at 4421 on Tuesday, 7 April, the prevailing crisis of a lack of personal protective equipment (PPEs) for healthcare workers persists.

In a circular today, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said that each healthcare worker will henceforth be provided with five N95 masks for the next 20 days.

These include doctors (faculty and residents - junior and senior), nursing officers, technical staff, security guards and maintenance staff.

FIT spoke Dr Srinivas, general surgeon and RDA of AIIMS, who confirmed the news to us.

He further pointed us towards the CDC guidelines that explain that “extended use of N95 respirator masks has been recommended as an option for conserving respirators during previous respiratory pathogen outbreaks and pandemics.”

These are well-established guidelines for managing supplies during shortages, that definite the various steps healthcare workers must take to ensure that the masks are being used efficiently and safely.

AIIMS’ Resident Doctor's Association (RDA) had written to their administration on 16 Match about the lack of PPE in the hospital, and have been raising the issue since.

This is one strategy to protect healthcare workers and buy time to increase the stock of PPEs.

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

ADVERTISEMENT
Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Quint Insider
25
100
200

or more

PREMIUM

3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Insider Benefits
ADVERTISEMENT
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!
ADVERTISEMENT
×
×