Considering the current situation and spreading rate of COVID 19 virus it’s become challenging to provide medical preventive instruments/ resources to each social worker and infected persons. Even its huge burden on all suppliers , manufacturers to make these safety instruments available in a short time. To maintain this demand vs supply ratio global fablab community decided to start an initiative to collaborate in this global cause with providing low cost solutions which are easy to fabricate with local available resources and in short time. Vigyan ashram also taken part in this initiative started making face shields using fablab resources. Up to yet we crossed 6000+ face shields distributed in local health care centres , Police departments and to social workers. All they demanded for this and Vigyan ashram fablab team taking day/night efforts to fulfil this need. Currently we’re manufacturing 400 shields per day with taking care of all medical constraints.
Why Face shield ?
Face shields are personal protective equipment devices that are used by many workers (e.g., medical, dental, veterinary) for protection of the facial area and associated mucous membranes (eyes, nose, mouth) from splashes, sprays, and spatter of body fluids.
These shields are helpful to minimize direct exposure of healthcare practitioners to respiratory droplets maximize the lifetime of N95 masks / respirators. Healthcare workers around the world are working 24*7 to test patients that might be carrying the corona virus. These workers are in need of face shields during this time of intense testing in India.