DHARWAD: The Indian Institute of Technology, Dharwad (IIT-Dh) has prepared more than 500 face shields for the frontline healthcare workers, who are working in Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS).
Prepared by students and professors of the IIT-Dharwad, these shields comply with the guidelines prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
These masks protect doctors from getting infected with deadly viruses that might have come out of the patient’s body through coughing or sneezing, IIT-Dharwad Mechanical Engineering Department’s M A Somashekhar said.
In a press statement issued by IIT-Dh Public Relation Officer said, Anand, Prof Amar, Prof Sudhir, Prof Samarth, Prof Kedar, Prof Satish, Prof Ramachandran, Ramachandra, Dr Surdeep Das from IIT Guwahati and volunteers of Rashtrothan School also contributed their labour and knowledge in making the face shield.
Those who are interested to know the know-how of the face shields could contact the IIT-Dh through email– [email protected]