Bhubaneswar: Khimji Group, one of the leading business houses of the State provided 100 hazmat suits worth about five lakh to the Commissionerate Police in its fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
Hazmat suits are used as personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent contamination. The air tight suits are made of plastic, fabric and rubber, along with an independent source of oxygen which provides protection from chemical and biological agents. “This is a small way in which Khimji Group can help our brave police officers who are tirelessly fighting this battle against Covid-19. These suits protects the persons from infection when they are in close vicinity of the victim,” said Khimji Jewellers director Mitesh Khimji. These suits will help the police amid the pandemic to get inside the affected areas or houses and help the affected people reach out to hospitals, he added.
Khimji Foundation, the CSR wing of the Group, had contributed 21 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund during cyclone Fani last year. Recently, it had also contributed `15 lakh to ‘Mission ZeroF’ initiative of the State Government which is modelled to ensure zero failure of students in Class X examination.