Protective wear manufacturers struggle to meet tough standards; may lead to shortages, Retail News, ET Retail

Davida Erdahl

NEW DELHI: Even as the country is scrambling to ramp up supply of important protecting gear for wellbeing employees, corporations are battling to meet up with tricky governing administration requirements in the absence of specified infrastructure, and entry to screening amenities. A bulk of players may perhaps consequently get disqualified, and not be in a position to supply to governing administration hospitals, offering increase to probable shortages across the country, business industry experts told TOI.

Though business experienced flagged issues relating to bad requirements and shortages as early as February, Union wellbeing ministry introduced requirements for physique coveralls/helmet fits, as late as March 24. This can make it difficult for a bulk of corporations to comply with them, as machinery is imported, though screening amenities at Coimbatore-based mostly laboratory SITRA (South India Textile Analysis Affiliation) are not logistically available, because of to the nationwide lockdown.

In the wake of mounting

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