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Hyderabad: Two Siblings develop low-cost face shields for frontline warriors

News Agencies | Updated on: 18 April 2020, 9:53 IST
Two Siblings develop low-cost face shields

As a goodwill gesture, two siblings from Hyderabad city are using up their savings to make *f2face shields for the frontline warriors battling coronavirus. The sisters are providing these face shields to the health workers, sanitation workers etc free of cost.

"These protective face shields will add a layer of protection on the face and eyes. In usual surgical masks and N95 masks, the protection is just for nose and mouth, but eyes are exposed and wearing goggles is a constructive way to protect themselves. These face shields will help them to protect their overall face for a long time without much discomfort." said Purva Rathi, an architect.


"All the materials that have been used making these shields are simple stationary materials that we use in our field. We are trying to keep it as economic as possible and relatively easy to produce," she said.

"We are very thankful to each and every person out there who is standing to fight pandemic and making efforts to keep our country safe. We are glad, we could contribute a little of our knowledge for them. Our aim is to keep them safe who are risking there lives to keep us safe," she added.

Pooja Srinath Kabra also spoke to ANI about the initiative that she took with her sister Purva and said, "This is the best time where we use our knowledge and technology in the best way for our country. Our main aim is to help corona warriors. We are donating them for free of cost."

"These shields are very comfortable to wear and easy to sanitise. Designed with holes on it for cross ventilation (easy to breathe). An OHP (overhead projector) sheet is easy to insert on the notches given on shield" she said.

"Bank employees, daily essentials vendors, media persons who stay outdoors so that we stay safe at our home. To protect them, we have made protective face shields, so that their whole face can be covered," added Pooja.

(ANI)

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First published: 18 April 2020, 9:53 IST
 
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