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National Research Council comes up with newer, better protective gear for medics


The National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) delivered 3,000 sets of protective suits equipped with PAPR (powered air-purifying respirator) to the Public Health Ministry on Monday.

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The suits will be distributed among state hospitals nationwide in a bid to offer better protection to medical personnel.

“As an agency under the Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Ministry, we have researched and upgraded our PAPR-enabled suits three times, each of which is significantly better than its predecessor,” NRCT said. “The latest version has larger helmets and a reinforced air hose that allows more mobility. Plus, the battery can last for at least four hours and beeps when it runs low. It can also be charged conveniently with a USB cable.”

National Research Council comes up with newer, better protective gear for medics

NRCT had initially manufactured and delivered 500 such suits to selected hospitals and the response was very good, prompting the ministry to order the production of another 4,000 suits.

“So far, 3,000 suits have been delivered to hospitals nationwide for free, while the remaining 1,000 suits will be sold to private hospitals or clinics,” NRCT said.

Orders can be placed via www.thaimicgroup.com or through Facebook/thaimicgroup.

National Research Council comes up with newer, better protective gear for medics

Published : May 10, 2021

By : THE NATION