The Jammu and Kashmir Police are manufacturing face masks at their welfare centre in the Pooch district and distributing them among their personnel to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Along with the masks, they are also distributing sanitisers to their personnel in the region.
"We are manufacturing masks at our welfare centre here and distributing it among the police personnel in the district. We are also distributing sanitisers," Senior Superintendent of Police Ramesh Angral told ANI on Friday, April 10.
"At present, the welfare centres have distributed 3,000 masks among the personnel," Angral added.
Jammu and Kashmir: Poonch Police are manufacturing masks at their welfare center & are distributing it along with sanitisers to the police personnel in the district. Ramesh Angral, SSP says, "So far we have made 3000 masks & are distributing it to the police personnel here ". pic.twitter.com/jrtu4JLcaZ— ANI (@ANI) April 10, 2020
Along with masks, another police welfare centre in Jammu has been manufacturing personal protective gear to protect police personnel deployed at hospitals and quarantine centres in the state.
"The fabric, which we are using to make masks and protective gowns, is certified by the doctors. We're making around 200-300 protective gear and thousands of masks each day at each centre," Rimpi Khajuria, Incharge of police welfare centre, Jammu, told ANI.
According to India COVID-19 tracker, Jammu and Kashmir has reported 184 cases of the novel coronavirus, as of April 10. Of this, six have recovered and four have died.