Circular No. ES/160/2020-21 27th May, 2020
To : Members of the Council
Sub: Proto-type test samples of PPE Coveralls are now being tested and certified by Nine authorized laboratories
The Ministry of Textiles has issued a Press Release on 26th May, 2020 informing that the Proto-type test samples of PPE Coveralls are now being tested and certified by 9 authorized laboratories.
The PPE Coveralls in India are manufactured keeping in view of the safety of the health professionals as the most important criteria.
Please make a note of the following-
The proto-type test samples of PPE Coveralls are tested and certified by 9 authorized laboratories as per the technical specifications prescribed by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
The test standards are in conformity with the WHO Guidelines for COVID-19, and tested in accordance with ISO 16603 Class 3 and above for ‘Synthetic Blood Penetration Resistance Test’.
The PPE is designed to be resistant to passage of any fluid or aerosol particle for complete protection of its user.
All government procurement agencies and private hospitals have been advised to procure the materials from Certified Agencies having Unique Certified Codes printed on the inside of the Coveralls.
The users and procurement agencies are requested to procure materials from the Certified Manufacturers after verification of the Certificates on the weblink provided on the Ministry of Textiles website www.texmin.nic.in.
The procurement agencies are advised to periodically collect random samples from the PPE Coverall supplied lots and get these samples test checked from the 9 approved laboratories whose details are available on www.texmin.nic.in