Gujarat Chief Minister Launches India’s First Personal Protective Equipment Kit Seam Sealing Machine In Rajkot

Gujarat Chief Minister Launches India’s First Personal Protective Equipment Kit Seam Sealing Machine In Rajkot

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Gujarat Chief Minister Launches India's First Personal Protective Equipment Kit Seam Sealing Machine In RajkotCoronavirus outbreak: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani launched the seam sealing machine which helps in manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) kits via video conference
Highlights
  • India imports the seam sealing machine for manufacturing of PPE: Mr Mehta
  • The cost of this machine will be 50 per cent lesser than those imported
  • In the first batch, the company will manufacture 200 units of the machine

Rajkot: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday (May 11) launched the first indigenous seam sealing machine, which helps in manufacturing PPE kits. After launching the machine via video conference, Chief Minister Rupani congratulated the producers of the machine and the doctors of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) for this invention and said that medical staff is currently battling against the coronavirus and it is important to keep them safe.

While giving the information about the hot air seam sealing machine, Director of Macpower CNC, Rupesh Mehta said that right now India is importing this machine from abroad, which has a higher cost and it takes about three to four months to get delivered, as per a statement.

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Therefore, Mr Mehta said, this indigenous seam sealing machine has been produced under the guidance of IMA, Rajkot, within a very short duration.

The cost of this machine will be 50 per cent lesser than those imported. In the first batch, the company will manufacture 200 units of the machine at a cost of Rs. 4 lakh.

Dr Mayank Thakkar who is a part of the COVID-19 task force of IMA said,

It is necessary to seal the sewing part of PPE kits otherwise there is a possibility of virus transmission from this part. Kit becomes 100 per cent secured when it is completely sealed. This machine will make the PPE kits 100 per cent waterproof.

According to the statement, this machine made in Rajkot will soon be available in the market at affordable prices which will provide enough supply of such machines to the manufacturers of PPE kits in India.

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World

19,78,31,904Cases
6,39,24,968Active
12,96,89,916Recovered
42,17,020Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 194 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 19,78,31,904 and 42,17,020 have died; 6,39,24,968 are active cases and 12,96,89,916 have recovered as on August 1, 2021 at 3:55 am.

India

3,16,55,824 41,831Cases
4,10,952 2,032Active
3,08,20,521 39,258Recovered
4,24,351 541Deaths
In India, there are 3,16,55,824 confirmed cases including 4,24,351 deaths. The number of active cases is 4,10,952 and 3,08,20,521 have recovered as on August 1, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

63,03,715 6,959

80,138 733

60,90,786 7,467

1,32,791 225

Kerala

33,90,761 20,624

1,65,011 3,679

32,08,969 16,865

16,781 80

Karnataka

29,05,124 1,987

23,820 318

28,44,742 1,632

36,562 37

Tamil Nadu

25,59,597 1,986

20,716 218

25,04,805 2,178

34,076 26

Andhra Pradesh

19,66,175 2,058

21,180 18

19,31,618 2,053

13,377 23

Uttar Pradesh

17,08,441 31

712 17

16,84,973 48

22,756

West Bengal

15,28,019 769

11,113 58

14,98,770 819

18,136 8

Delhi

14,36,265 58

581 1

14,10,631 56

25,053 1

Chhattisgarh

10,02,008 102

1,863 102

9,86,621 203

13,524 1

Odisha

9,77,268 1,578

14,538 389

9,56,828 1,899

5,902 68

Rajasthan

9,53,667 17

248 6

9,44,465 22

8,954 1

Gujarat

8,24,877 27

252 8

8,14,549 35

10,076

Madhya Pradesh

7,91,828 22

122 1

7,81,193 21

10,513

Haryana

7,69,913 29

712 0

7,59,566 27

9,635 2

Bihar

7,24,835 44

457 1

7,14,735 45

9,643

Telangana

6,44,951 621

9,069 72

6,32,080 691

3,802 2

Punjab

5,99,104 51

534 10

5,82,277 60

16,293 1

Assam

5,66,198 989

13,322 510

5,47,616 1,480

5,260 19

Jharkhand

3,47,173 36

252 8

3,41,793 44

5,128

Uttarakhand

3,42,139 116

632 13

3,34,145 129

7,362

Jammu And Kashmir

3,21,462 118

1,176 5

3,15,908 113

4,378

Himachal Pradesh

2,06,027 153

1,217 80

2,01,289 72

3,521 1

Goa

1,71,146 94

1,058 35

1,66,941 128

3,147 1

Puducherry

1,20,915 100

962 17

1,18,158 115

1,795 2

Manipur

98,499 801

10,540 195

86,403 981

1,556 15

Tripura

78,583 222

3,482 2

74,346 224

755

Meghalaya

65,000 686

5,966 175

57,949 499

1,085 12

Chandigarh

61,953 1

31 5

61,111 5

811 1

Arunachal Pradesh

48,122 266

3,954 188

43,939 451

229 3

Mizoram

38,925 861

12,388 213

26,387 643

150 5

Nagaland

27,872 159

1,329 55

25,977 99

566 5

Sikkim

26,548 237

3,400 98

22,804 137

344 2

Ladakh

20,338 10

56 6

20,075 4

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,650 6

29 1

10,617 7

4

Lakshadweep

10,189 11

84 7

10,055 4

50

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,537 2

8 0

7,400 2

129

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