Kudumbashree cotton masks soon to be available in Amazon
Kalanjoor (Pathanamthitta): When people are running for masks due to coronavirus scare, the masks made by Kudumbashree will soon be available on Amazon website. Presently, about 300 products manufactured by Kudumbashree workers are already put for sale in Amazon. In order to collect these products and to deliver according to orders, Amazon Saheli sub-centre and a collection centre have been prepared at State Mission Office.
A packet containing 10 masks costs Rs 220 and a packet of 25 masks costs Rs 405. Within one week, Kudumbashree has received orders from Kerala Medical Service Corporation, Airport Authority, KTDC and Thiruvananthapuram district panchayat to make about 10 lakh cotton masks. Around 6 lakh masks have been made so far through 290 tailoring units under the leadership of District Kudumbashree Mission Coordinators.
Kudumbashree has also started manufacturing sanitizer through soap and lotion making units in Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Thrissur and Malappuram districts. The sanitizers that has drug license are sold for a price and the ones made using the spirit supplied by the government are sold for free with the label 'not for sale'.
As the health department is promoting washing hands with soap and water, Kudumbashree is not encouraging use of sanitizer at households, said executive director S Harikishor. He added that Kudumbashree decided to make sanitizer as it is useful in public places.