SIMPLE PROCEDURE FOR PREPARATION OF TRIPLE LAYERED HOMEMADE MASK AS PREVENTIVE MEASURE FOR SARS-COV-2 INFECTIONAbstract
The current study was performed to prepare a three-layered homemade mask by simple procedure with the help of easily available raw materials at home in minimum duration without any major equipment like a stitching machine. The masks are useful to protect us against SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory pathogens according to recently issued guidelines by the centre for disease control and prevention. The homemade mask was prepared by commonly available materials at home and easily prepared by using the simple procedure, which was described step by step in the current study. The simple procedure was consisting of only seven steps that were described in the text and practical aspect, also. Finally, an evaluation of the cost and duration of one mask was also done. The results of the study revealed that the mask could easily and successfully prepared to follow the seven steps of the simple procedure, which was performed and shown theoretically and practically in the study. It was also found that the mask was prepared only in average duration, i.e., 21 min with any cost if raw materials were available at home. In addition, cost of mask per piece was also calculated only rupees 6.75/- per piece after purchasing the consumable material from market. Further, the cost of the mask was compared and found cheaper than the others. Three-layered homemade mask is a better option to cover face, which can provide us prevention measures from SARS-CoV-2 infection. In the current situation, there is a huge demand of the mask due to the emerging and highly contagious viral COVID-19. Therefore the study provides an option to prepare the three-layered homemade mask by this simple procedure at your place and use it many times after washing and disinfecting properly.
A. Kumar * and R. Kaushik
Bharat Immunological and Biologicals Corporation Limited (BIBCOL), Chola, Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh, India.
05 May 2020
23 September 2020
28 September 2020
01 November 2020