Proto-type test samples of PPE Coveralls are now being tested and certified by Nine authorized laboratories

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

 

Dear Member,

 

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

Thanking you,

 

Yours faithfully,

 

S.BALARAJU

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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