Health Ministry issues advisory on re-processing, re-use of eye-protection goggles

New Delhi: Health Ministry has issued an advisory on re-processing and re-use of eye-protection goggles used as a crucial components of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits. It said, goggles confirming to prescribed Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) specifications can be reused after proper disinfection.

Ministry said, reprocessing must be done after every use before using it again. It advised to adhere to manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfection of goggles. Ministry said, goggles may be issued to each health care worker, who will de-contaminate them after every use.

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