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PPE kit with goggles to be done away with; govt issues guidelines for reuse

According to the advisory, reprocessing must be done after every use and before using it again

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Health workers on the premises of LNJP Hospital in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: PTI

BS Web TeamAgencies New Delhi
The central government on Wednesday issued a standard operating procedure (SoP) for reuse of goggles without risk of contracting coronavirus infection. Goggle's have come to be a crucial component of personal protective equipment (PPE) Kits.

To begin with, the centre decided that the kitting of the PPEs with goggles will be done away with. Additionally, all goggles that conform to prescribed EN or BIS specifications will be re-used, however, after disinfection, it has been decided.

Meanwhile, the SoP clearly states that reprocessing and reuse of goggles must be done only when it is dedicated to each individual. In that case,

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First Published: May 28 2020 | 9:20 AM IST

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