By Pradyu M
Mysuru, May 26:- ‘Necessity is the mother of invention,’ said great philosopher Plato and in the case of our national manufacturing and producing PPE kits, the most wanted equipment in today’s war against COVID-19, the words come cent per cent apt! India was not manufacturing even single personal protective equipment (PPE) kit during pre-COVID days and the nation and those in the health and medical fields were a bit puzzled on how to get these to protect themselves as coronavirus landed in India during January.
As the virus started spreading its fatal tentacles in the months of February and March, there was an increase in the number of patients and those in the health care departments panicked a bit as we didn’t have domestic PPE kit manufacturing units and these were imported. But then many units manufacturing items similar to personal protection equipment came forward, joined hands with the Health Ministry and supported by state and centre started their mission of producing protective gears and what took place is history!