NOIDA: Two students of Noida, belonging to Genesis Global School have come up with an invention called the 'Janta Shields' for the essential service workers in the fight against COVID-19.
The workers include guards, sanitation workers, police, and staff from the grocery store. The manufacture of these face shields is being done through 3D printers.
As the country grapples with the unfortunate outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, essential service workers in areas with high interpersonal contact like guards, sanitation workers, police, and staff from the grocery stores are the people most at risk.
Seeing the shortage of the first line defence equipment for these workers, Amar Mohindra and Aditya Anibha, the 2 students of Genesis Global School, have begun to manufacture 'Janta Shields' and distribute these free of cost.
'Janta Shields' are the personal protective equipment (face shields) which work as the foremost and the most basic way of protecting oneself from the virus. These shields are being manufactured based on the designs approved by international medical authorities and based on the same DIY designs that are utilized by the NIH (USA) and therefore the EU medical association for crises where there's a critical shortage of commercially produced personally protective equipment.
On the initiative, Aditya said: "Janta Shield is our small step in the big fight against COVID-19. An endeavour of the people, for the people and by the people."
Amar said: "Given these unprecedented times it's up to us – the Janta, the people of India to unite and contribute to shielding all those involved in the fight against COVID- 19."
David Brazeau, School Director, Genesis Global School is happy to see the initiative of the students and would really like to encourage more people to follow their example. "These two students should serve as an inspiration to everyone. they're role models and proof of the leadership our children can provide," he said.