AIZAWL, April 6 - Around 50 women tailors are working day and night by stitching PPEs in response to a call from the Women�s Polytechnic of Aizawl.
The Women�s Polytechnic said in a statement today that it had made a humble appeal and urged volunteers to stitch protective suits as they are in shortage across India in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
�Within a few hours, 50 women tailors, most them existing and even former students were on the job,� the statement said.
However, with the subsequent nationwide lockdown, the tailors were unable to visit the institution to do the work. In such a situation, the teachers at the institution work in shifts by doing the cutting part. Then they distribute the cut-outs among the tailors who do the stitching at home. Once completed, the teachers then collect the finished products.
The Polytechnic received material from Zoram Medical College for the protective suits.
�As PPEs are no ordinary clothes, it takes time to complete even a single suit. As of now, we have finished only ten suits,� the statement said.
The Women�s Polytechnic plans to provide 500 PPE units to Zoram Medical College, 300 protective gowns to Aizawl Municipal Corporation for sanitation workers and 1,000 face masks to staff of the Civil Supplies Department.