Lamahi : The manufacturing of re-usable masks has initiated in Dang following shortage of medicated masks. Various groups here have started manufacturing re-useable masks after shortage of masks with the spreading menace of coronavirus.
Lamahi is producing masks made up of cotton garment while Ghorahi is manufacturing masks made up of allo – a weaving thread.
The allo-weaved masks have been made available in market now. Each mask prices Rs 80. Local people also have started manufacturing masks after its shortage at local market.
The health facilities including state hospital Tulsipur and Rapti Life Care Hospital Tulsipur have also started using locally-manufactured masks for internal purpose.
Likewise, masks made up of raw garments are also being made available at Lamahi market in Deukhuri. Doctors have also prescribed that the locally-produced masks can be used for a month after daily wash.
Lately the trend of wearing masks has increased among school students, government employees, entrepreneurs and general public in Dang.
Even children, youths and elderly people have started wearing masks to get prevented from the infection of coronavirus.
Local consumers have sighed relief after availability of allo-made masks at local market. The Chinari Mahila Sajhedari Allo Udhyog Samuha has manufactured and made available allo masks in the market, shared Samuha chair Prem Kumari Pun. The group has taken ahead the manufacturing of masks in a commercial manner lately.
“We have come up with a plan to fulfill the growing need of masks at local market”, she added. The allo-made masks can be re-used so its use is safer as well, she claimed.