Dispatched all available PPEs to states: Govt on CMs asking for protective gears

The Health Ministry informed that there was a shortage of personal protective equipments initially but government has started procuring it from the countries where it is available, adding that the central government has dispatched all available PPEs to the states on a case-load basis. "PPEs are imported so there was a shortage initially in the country but govt started taking action in this regard from January. Domestic manufacturers have started the production, we have also started procuring PPEs from the countries where it is available," said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry.