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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 2180-2182

Customized personal protective equipment (PPE): Solution to conservation and management of supplies during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic


1 COVID-19 Committee Member: Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 COVID-19 Committee Member: Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
3 COVID-19 Committee Member: Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
4 COVID-19 Committee Member: Department of General Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
5 COVID-19 Committee Member: Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
6 COVID-19 Committee Member: Department of Community Medicine and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
7 COVID-19 Committee Member: Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
8 COVID-19 Committee Member: Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
9 COVID-19 Committee Member: Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
10 COVID-19 Committee Member: Department of College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
11 COVID-19 Committee Member: Deputy Director Administration, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
12 COVID-19 Committee Member: Director and CEO, Professor Surgical Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Binit Sureka
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur 342005, Rajasthan
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_556_20

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In the COVID-19 pandemic, global health care systems have become overwhelmed with potentially infectious patients seeking testing and care. Preventing spread of infection to and from health care workers (HCWs) and patients relies on effective use of personal protective equipment(PPE). The most critical part in due course of managing this pandemic is adequate supply of PPEs. We have customized a PPE which is economical and reusable after proper disinfection. This customized PPE can be a solution to conservation of supply during this pandemic.


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