After a 50-year-old man in Mizoram recently tested positive for COVID-19, the local tailors and designers have sprung into action to quickly stitch Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).
As per reports, they have been working day and night in their homes to stitch the protective gears for the frontliners like medical staff, police personnel, truck drivers who are carrying essential supplies and the members of Mizoram’s Local Task Force, the civil society-constituted brigade, responsible for executing a smooth lockdown in the state.
Although the Mizoram government has procured a large consignment of PPEs from the Centre to fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the local people of the state are leaving no stone unturned to combat the deadly disease in their own ways.
PPE Volunteer Committees have also formed across districts in Mizoram to make masks, boots, scrubs, disposal gowns etc.
Moreover, the local tailors are working from their homes amidst the countrywide lockdown.
People from each district of the state are working to make PPEs and they coordinate through a Whatsapp group.
The best thing is that the people themselves have systematically organized their tasks and each of them is carrying out their respective jobs to perfection.
One group is involved in cutting, another in stitching, some in distributing and so on.
Meanwhile, a group known as the Local Task Force is engaged in delivering their products.
The Local Task Force comprises of government employees, members of the church and NGO members.
The Local Task Force delivers the products to doctors in hospitals to see if they are up to the mark and once disinfected, they are dispatched to various places.
While in various parts of Mizoram, policemen have started sporting trendy masks, the first proper order will go to the Vairengte check-gate soon.