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COVID-19: IIT Delhi Team Manufactures, Supplies 13,000 Face Shields To Frontline Workers

COVID-19: IIT Delhi Team Manufactures, Supplies 13,000 Face Shields To Frontline Workers
Highlights
  • IIT-Delhi students raised Rs. 4.60 lakh via crowdfunding for the initiative
  • The target is to distribute 1 lakh face shields to frontline workers
  • As of now, the campaign has distributed 13,000 face shields across country

New Delhi: With an aim to help the frontline warriors of COVID-19 pandemic, students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi have come together and launched a campaign ‘Together We Care’. Under the campaign, the students have taken up the manufacturing and distribution of face shields for healthcare workers, policemen, and sanitation workers and deliver them to various hospitals across the country free of cost. As of now, the campaign has distributed 13,000 face shields across the country.

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While talking about the initiative, Ritika Chaplot, a student from IIT-Delhi said that the campaign is being initiated by Enactus, student community of IIT Delhi which aims to solve current social problems through innovations and entrepreneurship. She said,

Hospitals, police forces and sanitation workers in India face an extreme shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs). Therefore, on April 29, we started a campaign to manufacture and distribute face shields for frontline workers. The target is to distribute 1 lakh face shields.

Another student Chaitanya Srivastava, a member of Enactus said that the campaign is producing effective and low-cost face shields which have been tried and tested by doctors at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences). He said,

After developing some prototypes ourselves, we trained some manufacturers in Delhi to produce these face shields on a bulk scale and established collaborations for distribution of same. For the sustainability of this campaign, we rely on funds from corporations and individuals donating in our crowdfunding campaign. The face shields are being produced at a cost of Rs. 30 per piece.

The students’ initiative has been able to raise Rs. 4.6 lakh through crowdfunding for producing low-cost face shield and distributing the same. In Delhi, Enactus has provided face shields to seven hospitals including AIIMS, Lady Hardinge Medical College among others. The group has also collaborated with Sleepwell foundation to provide shields to East Delhi Police as well. In Kolkata, the group has distributed 3000 of these face shields to a number of frontline workers.

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Acknowledging the efforts of IIT-Delhi team, DCP of East Delhi shared on their official Twitter account,

We appreciate Enactus, IIT-Delhi for contributing to the safety of our personnel by donating 1,000 specially designed face shields during this time of crisis. #ProtectionIsMust #IndiaFightsCOVID19

Apart from this, the ‘Together We Care’ campaign is also working on developing a mobile application to support and provide mental well-being to women suffering due to the current lockdown. It is also working on building a sterilization device to sterilise currency notes and a hand-held device to reduce contact with objects while moving around in a post-COVID-19  world.

Also Read: Delhi Metro Working On Protocols For Social Distancing, Other Safety Norms Amid Lockdown

World

26,14,68,997Cases
22,22,61,229Active
3,40,08,183Recovered
51,99,585Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,14,68,997 and 51,99,585 have died; 22,22,61,229 are active cases and 3,40,08,183 have recovered as on November 29, 2021 at 3:42 am.

India

3,45,72,523 8,774Cases
1,05,6911,328Active
3,39,98,278 9,481Recovered
4,68,554 621Deaths
In India, there are 3,45,72,523 confirmed cases including 4,68,554 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,05,691 and 3,39,98,278 have recovered as on November 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,33,612 507

11,905 248

64,80,799 738

1,40,908 17

Kerala

51,29,359 4,741

49,152 957

50,40,528 5,144

39,679 554

Karnataka

29,95,285 322

6,783 143

29,50,306 176

38,196 3

Tamil Nadu

27,24,731 740

8,382 36

26,79,895 765

36,454 11

Andhra Pradesh

20,72,446 248

2,158 5

20,55,856 253

14,432

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,373 5

86 5

16,87,377 9

22,910 1

West Bengal

16,14,152 701

7,820 27

15,86,882 717

19,450 11

Delhi

14,40,834 27

290 11

14,15,448 37

25,096 1

Odisha

10,48,492 264

2,222 6

10,37,864 255

8,406 3

Chhattisgarh

10,06,733 27

326 7

9,92,814 20

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,741 26

187 13

9,45,599 13

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,382 28

291 17

8,16,999 45

10,092

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,120 23

112 9

7,82,480 14

10,528

Haryana

7,71,654 11

159 1

7,61,441 10

10,054

Bihar

7,26,212 3

39 6

7,16,510 9

9,663

Telangana

6,75,479 160

3,545 11

6,67,946 148

3,988 1

Assam

6,16,435 123

2,720 71

6,07,624 189

6,091 5

Punjab

6,03,190 17

313 22

5,86,284 39

16,593

Jharkhand

3,49,216 20

109 0

3,43,967 20

5,140

Uttarakhand

3,44,183 14

150 6

3,36,626 8

7,407

Jammu And Kashmir

3,36,386 149

1,724 5

3,30,189 141

4,473 3

Himachal Pradesh

2,26,941 82

809 18

2,22,287 97

3,845 3

Goa

1,78,839 40

275 9

1,75,183 31

3,381

Mizoram

1,34,279 358

4,117 110

1,29,672 466

490 2

Puducherry

1,28,860 35

326 5

1,26,662 30

1,872

Manipur

1,25,117 19

673 1

1,22,474 18

1,970 2

Tripura

84,784 13

89 9

83,874 3

821 1

Meghalaya

84,414 20

308 27

82,635 44

1,471 3

Chandigarh

65,443 5

52 4

64,571 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,269 9

37 4

54,952 5

280

Sikkim

32,211 4

114 5

31,694 9

403

Nagaland

32,100 4

135 1

31,269 5

696

Ladakh

21,494 27

249 6

21,032 21

213

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

1 0

10,678

4

Lakshadweep

10,394

28 1

10,315 1

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,680 2

5 2

7,546

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