The Ordnance Factory Board is in the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. The first batch comprising 1500 litre of Hand Sanitizer made by WHO hand rub formulation No.1 was despatched by the Cordite Factory Aruvankadu in Tamil Nadu to Tiruvananthpuram today. The truck was flagged off remotely by the DGOF and Chairman, Ordnance Factory Board, Shri Hari Mohan from OFBHQ at Kolkata.
Hindustan Latex Limited (HLL) which has been nominated as the nodal agency, has placed an order of 13000 litres of Hand Sanitizer on OFB. This is being manufactured in a number of factories.
Hand Sanitizers, which contain ethanol can only be processed in a cool environment with proper ventilation and requires extensive safety precautions. Various teams of officers, staff and workmen toiled ceaselessly to establish and then scale up production.
Apart from Hand Sanitizers, the units of OFB are also developing masks and coverall.