Following a directive from Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to help in mask production, 101 Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) across 99 districts in 17 States States have produced about 5 lakh masks so far for their respective District Administrations during this lockdown period. MSDE had also sent a list of 64 ITIs and 18 NSTIs whose services could be utilised for preparation of masks to all Chief secretaries. 18 ITI and 2 NSTIs are already engaged in preparing masks.
In addition several support services have been innovated and provided to help in combating corona pandemic. NSTI, Ludhiana has prepared an Aero Blaster Machine and handed it over to District Administration for sanitizing the city. Dr Ambedkar Memorial ITI (run by Pune Cantonment Board, Pune, Maharashtra) prepared 6 numbers of “Corona Disinfection Chamber”.
Arun Pratima Pathak Memorial Pvt ITI, Jehanabad, Bihar made “Public tunnel sanitiser machine” which has been installed at District Govt Hospital, Jehnabad, Bihar.
Earlier, MSDE has shared a list of 1,75,000 health sector professionals trained under MSDE Skill ecosystem, are Health workers, Emergency Medical Technicians, General Duty Assistants, Phlebotomy Technicians, Home Health Aid Technicians etc and located in different states to all Chief Secretaries. These professionals,. Their services are being utilised by States for isolation and quarantine duties under Covid-19. NSDC has appointed nodal officers in each state. They are in contact with state administration for mobilizing the personnel based on requirement.