The Personal Protective Equipment designed and produced by the Indian navy
has been certified by the designated authority and cleared for mass production.
The Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) tasked with the
testing and certification of personal protective equipment has certified that
the ones manufactured by the Indian navy can be taken up for mass production
and could be used in clinical COVID situations
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) designed and produced by Indian Navy
has been tested by INMAS (Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences)
Delhi, a DRDO organization tasked with the testing and certification of PPE and
is certified to be mass produced and used in clinical COVID situations said an
Shortage of PPEs imperils
the well-being and availability of the Healthcare Workforce
Shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the ongoing COVID-19
pandemic is of serious concern as it imperils the well-being and availability
of the Healthcare Workforce, apart from adversely impacting their security and
The PPE is required to meet stringent criteria on testing and the
benchmarks of the same are set by the ICMR and the Ministry of Health and
The Indian Navy has risen to this challenge of making available this
critical resource in the fight against COVID.
A team formed by the Innovation Cell, Institute of Naval Medicine, Mumbai
and the Naval Dockyard Mumbai collaborated to design and produce PPE.
The PPE has been tested by INMAS (Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied
Sciences) Delhi, a DRDO organization tasked with the testing and certification
The PPE passed with 6/6 Synthetic blood penetration resistance test
pressure. (GoI mandates minimum 3/6 and above level as per ISO 16603 standard)
and is thus certified to be mass produced and used in clinical COVID situations.
features of the PPE simple, innovative and cost-effective design
The outstanding features of the PPE are its simple, innovative and
cost-effective design; thus it can be made by basic gown manufacturing
facilities. The PPE is noteworthy for the innovative choice of fabric used,
which gives the PPE its 'breathability' and penetration resistance rendering it
both comfortable and safe for the user.
The cost for this PPE is significantly lower than those commercially