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IIT-Goa distributes masks to doctors at Mother Care hospital

Margao: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Goa distributed masks to doctors at Mother Care Margao, Hospital, which will be further distributed to different places by the same doctors.

IIT GOA has also distributed masks to sub-district Hospital Ponda and Hospital at Chicalim Vasco at IIT GOA site in presence of Dr Kuvelkar from SDH Ponda and Dr Borkar from Chicalim

IIT GOA designed, manufactured and distributed safety face shields to protect doctors, nurses and healthcare workers who are on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19. Amey Naikdesai, Sidhesh Sudarshani and Sachin Kore from IIT Goa’s mechanical engineering department have manufactured the 3D printed face shields using low-cost transparency sheets.

One-hundred safety face shields have been delivered till date to various health services. To address shortage, researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Goa, created 3D printed face shields which can be used as protective masks over regular masks as an added measure against infection.

These shields will not only protect the face from respiratory droplets from other sources but also will decrease the fatigue due to its simple and light weight design, who have to wear it for hours treating the patients. Further, IIT Goa is in the process of printing more than 200 such face shields for the benefit of essential workers and healthcare professionals.

Further, IIT Goa is in the process of printing more than 200 such face shields for the benefit of essential workers and healthcare professionals, institute director B K Mishra said.

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