COVID-19: Capacity to make 1.5 crore masks in a day – Union Minister.
The demand for mask sanitizer and gloves etc. has increased due to the increase in coronavirus cases.
New Delhi The demand for masks, sanitizers and other things has increased in the country in view of the rising case of Coronavirus. Rejecting the news of the mask and sanitizer being out of the market, the Union Minister said in the Rajya Sabha on Friday that at present there is no crisis in the country but the construction of the mask has been started.
In the Upper House today, MP from Gujarat Mansukh Lal Mandaviya said that in the matter of making masks, India can make 1.5 crore masks in a day and production work has started for this. He said that in the market adequate quantities of medicines, medicines and sanitizers are available. Answering a question during Question Hour, he said, ‘There are more than 100 units in the country where masks can be manufactured. According to a survey we have done, the country has the capacity to manufacture 15 million masks every day. Production work has started for this. There is no scarcity of masks nor gloves. Sufficient sanitizers are also available in the country as per the requirement.
He said, “We are taking initial steps that the situation like crisis is not yet in the country”. The government has taken adequate steps to prevent fatal diseases. An action plan is also being prepared. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday.
He said, ‘There are three ways from which the virus can come into the country. These are airways, sea routes, and roadways through the Nepal border and Bangladesh. Hard work is being done everywhere. Quarantine is being given to those coming to India from the affected countries. He said that the coronavirus has taken the form of an epidemic in the world. Referring to the steps taken by the Ministry of Shipping, he said that the crew has been mandated by the government to quarantine crew arriving at ports by sea while those arriving from Nepal and Bangladesh are scanned every day.