Bhabha Atomic Centre and Dept of Atomic Energy helping in country’s fight against COVID

In an online review meeting with senior officials of the Department, Dr Singh lauded the initiatives for public welfare during COVID-19. He said that development of protocol for sterilization of PPE kits using Cobalt source has the potential for re-use of PPE kits.

Minister of State in PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that Bhabha Atomic Centre and Department of Atomic Energy are helping in country’s fight against the pandemic by providing COVID related equipment and technology.

In an online review meeting with senior officials of the Department, Dr Singh lauded the initiatives for public welfare during COVID-19. He said that development of protocol for sterilization of PPE kits using Cobalt source has the potential for re-use of PPE kits.

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The Minister said that the Department of Atomic Energy also successfully developed reagents for RT-PCR testing, besides powered respirators, Portable Plasma sterilization and plasma incineration technology for medical waste.

During the meeting, Dr Singh was informed that 25 percent of beds numbering about 600 have been reserved for cancer patients infected by COVID in all Tata Memorial Hospitals.

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