Cops, sanitary workers get safety gear


Chennai: In the backdrop of rising number of Covid-19 cases in Tamilnadu, HCL has provided safety equipment to police personnel and sanitary workers in the State in order to help them protect themselves from the highly contagious virus as they continue to provide essential services during the pandemic.

According to a press release, HCL’s contributions include 340,000 of 3-ply Masks, 66,500 N-95 masks, 19,000 PPE kits and 12,750 litres of sanitiser. The safety gear provided by the tech firm also includes 130,000 gloves, 27,000 face shields, gum boots and battery-operated sprayers.

HCL has contributed the safety equipment to Tamilnadu police through the office of the Director General of Police, office of Chennai Police Commissioner, office of Madurai City Police Commissioner (ADGP) and the office of Superintendent of Police, Madurai.

A substantial part of the overall contribution including 20,000 N-95 masks, 20,000 rubber gloves, 2,300 gumboots and 4,500 PPE kits have been provided to the sanitary workers of the Greater Chennai Corporation.