DRDO ready to fight against SARS COV-2 virus for this DRDO has also come up to fight the corona virus. The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has designed state-of-the-art masks, sanitizer, ventilators, Casualty Evacuation bag and ‘ Bio suit [PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)], to address the growing threat of corona virus in the country. DRDO has manufactured a total of five products.
DRDO has prepared a special ‘PPE suite’ for doctors and health workers engaged in the treatment of corona infections. This suit will protect health workers and doctors from infection. According to officials, this ‘PPE suite’ will act as a personal protective device (PPE). Considering the increasing need in the country, preparations are being made to make about 15 thousand suits daily.
DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) is work under DEFENCE MINISTRY. Ministry has more than 16,479 departments.
Chairman: G SATHEESH REDDY
Head quarter: New Delhi
There are 5 departments working under Ministry of Defence.
1: Department of Defence (DOD)
2: Department of Military Affairs (DMA)
Head of CDS: General BIPIN RAWAT
3: Department of Defence Production (DDP)
4: Department of EX- Service Man
5: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
Defence Minister: RAJNATH SINGH
State Defence Minister: Shripad Yesso Naik
5 Products made by DRDO
DRDO ready to fight against SARS COV-2 virus of making five products that DRDO has designed include hand sanitizer, critical care ventilator, N99 mask, casualty evacuation bag and bodysuit (PPE). The bodysuit prepared by DRDO is particularly discussed. The organization says that doctors, health workers, sweepers and others can be protected from this virus from this suit.
According to the DRDO, this bodysuit was previously designed only for medical and paramedical staff to be used in radiological emergencies. But now it has been made completely so that the infection can also be stopped. The special feature of this bodysuit is that it can be washed and it has also met ASTM international standard (American Society for Testing and Material).
The cost of one suit is 7 thousand rupees
DRDO stated that the price of this one bodysuit is Rs 7000. Kolkata’s Frontier Protective Wear Private Limited and Mumbai’s Medicit Private Limited are producing 10,000 suits every day.
A ventilator for four patients
DRDO has also designed a special type of ventilator. Through this a ventilator will be able to put many patients on life support simultaneously. DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy said that the apex defense research organization is making minor changes to the ventilator so that one machine can help four patients at the same time. It will start being available within a week. DRDO is preparing to make around 5000 ventilators in the first month. After this, 10 thousand more will be prepared. A ventilator will cost around Rs 4 lakh.
Five layer mask
DRDO ready to fight against SARS COV-2 virus for this DRDO has also made a five-layer N99 mask. According to the agreement with private companies, about 10 thousand masks can be made everyday. The raw material for this will come from Ahmedabad Textile. The cost of this one mask will be Rs 70. The DRDO has supplied 40,000 other masks to the Delhi Police.
Sanitizer also remained DRDO has also created a sanitizer. A 4000-liter sanitizer has been sent for the security personnel of the Indian Defense Force, the army’s medical staff. While 1500 liters have been made available to Ministry of Defense and 300 liters sanitizer to Parliament. A 500-liter sanitizer has also been made for other security institutions and higher offices.
Casualty evacuation bag :
Casualty evacuation bag is use to transport or isolate persons infected with COVID-19. The bag is water and air proof and treated to deal with biological agents. DRDO’s Defence Bioengineering and Electro-medical Laboratory (DEBEL) has developed this bag. The size and shape of the COVID casualty evacuation bag is something akin to a fabric chamber developed by DEBEL in the aftermath of the 1999 Kargil conflict to manage patients affected with High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema (HAPO).