In collaboration with various companies/NGOs/Volunteers,Research scholars, faculty members at IIT Dharwad along with volunteers residing in Dharwad town with the continuous help and support from the office of DC, Dharwad and KIMS Hospital doctors, have fabricated about 20,000 face shields to be provided for health care workers that has been done following WHO guidelines.
Face shield is part of the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and acts as a physical barrier against the respiratory droplets sneezed or coughed out by the patients. Ideally, health workers
are expected to wear this over and above their goggles and face mask.
Prof. Somashekara M A, Department of Mechanical Engineering, on the effort, said: “When we came to know from the office of DC, Dharwad there is an immediate need of 500 face shields for
COVID 19 at KIMS hospital, we started printing different types of prototypes using 3D printing technology”. The doctors appreciated the light weight and elegant design of the face shield.
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