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Extended use of N95 masks

AIIMS- New Delhi have adopted a strategy to extend the life of N95 masks . The health care workers including the doctors are provided with 5 N95 masks , 4 brown covers of small size and one big cover . Mark 1, 2, 3 and 4 on small brown covers . On day 1 use first mask and at the end of the day keep it inside brown cover 1 and let it dry . Similarly repeat the act for 2nd 3rd and 4th mask .5th mask is a reserve mask . On 5th day you can use 1st mask .In this way four masks can be used 5 times with this procedure. as the advisory of CDC at London and USA .It means for 20 days .At the end of 20 days keep all masks in large brown cover and once you go on duty- discard large brown cover in a Yellow dust - bin - so that it cannot be reused and destroyed. After 20 days you will be issued- similar set of N95 masks

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This technique is the need of the hour - N95 have become short even in USA and European countries. India,have a population of 138 crores and already we are having scarcity of N95 masks. So such innovations needs to be done
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Very good information In view of pandemic of COVID 19, we are going to fall short of all protective equipment We need to make use of available resources best possible way
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Very good stratergy to use N95 mask.very useful for every one .must be followed.
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Useful guidance and information same can be practiced in our practice
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Good utilization with safety of N95 mask
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Useful information
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Good information
This technique is the need of the hour - N95 have become short even in USA and European countries. India,have a population of 138 crores and already we are having scarcity of N95 masks. So such innovations needs to be done
How the brown cover helps in killing the virus
Brown cover will not kill the virus - but keep the used mask inside the brown cover and allow it to dry and keep it outside the living rooms in secluded place .Generally outside the body the body do not survive for more than 24 hours- except on glass surface and plastic surface .
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