COVID-19: HAL produces protective boxes for hospitals
The HAL protective boxes are transparent and act as an insulator between the doctor and the patient significantly reduce the possibility of COVID-19 transmission to doctors and medical staff
April 16, 2020
As part of its continued fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19), Navratna Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has produced and handed over more than 300 aerosol boxes to various state governments like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala to be used in hospitals.
The transparent box acts as an insulator between the doctor and the patient. It can significantly reduce the possibility of COVID-19 transmission to doctors and medical staff treating Corona (COVID-19) patients. “The results are encouraging and we can cater to more hospitals and states in this hour of need," says HAL's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) R Madhavan. The boxes are produced at various divisions of HAL across the country.
“The results are encouraging and we can cater to more hospitals and states in this hour of need,” : HAL's CMD R Madhavan
In Uttar Pradesh, 30 Aerosol boxes produced by the Kanpur Division were handed over to ACS (Home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi by HAL's General Manager (Transport Aircraft Division) Kanpur, Apurba Roy and HAL's Chief of Projects (Accessories Division) Lucknow Rakesh Mishra in the presence of Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad.
Earlier, HAL management had announced financial assistance of Rs 26.25 crore to 'PM CARES Fund'
through CSR and one day salary of employees, to fight global pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19).