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SRINAGAR — As protection kits including masks vanish from the markets in the wake of growing demand, a self-help group in Pampore area of southern Pulwama district is making masks and distributing them in general public besides health department.

Head of the group, Safeena Jan said that there was shortage of masks in Jammu and Kashmir and they decided to make masks which are accordingly distributed among medicos and general public.

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“We brought material on our own and are voluntarily making these masks free of cost,” she said. “It is our small effort to prepare and request others to come forward and contribute in whatever way they can.”

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She said that they are thankful to doctors, medicos, employees of ICDS department, Asha workers and Municipal workers who are working tirelessly in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. “It is our responsibility to help them and provide them protection kits,” she said.

Around one dozen women in Pampore have weaved so far over two thousand masks that have been distributed among medicos, workers and public.

“Our process of making more and more masks will continue till this pandemic is over,” she said.

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