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Contents

  1. High quality, cost-effective face mask by BARC
  2. Aarogyapath: Solution for the Healthcare Supply Chain

HIGH QUALITY, COST-EFFECTIVE FACE MASK BY BARC

Focus: GS-III Science and Technology

Why in news?

High quality Face mask has been developed at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).

The mask was developed using HEPA filter and is expected to be cost-effective also.

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)

  • The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is India’s premier nuclear research facility, headquartered in Mumbai.
  • BARC is a multi-disciplinary research centre with extensive infrastructure for advanced research and development covering the entire spectrum of nuclear science, engineering and related areas.
  • BARC has designed and built India’s first Pressurised water reactor at Kalpakkam.
  • BARC’s core mandate is to sustain peaceful applications of nuclear energy, primarily for power generation.
  • The BARC also conducts research in biotechnology at the Gamma Gardens, and has developed numerous disease resistant and high-yielding crop varieties.
  • Dr Homi Jehangir Bhabha established the Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (AEET) in 1950s for multidisciplinary research program essential for the ambitious nuclear program of India. AEET was later renamed Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).

Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha

  • Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha known as “father of the Indian nuclear programme”
  • Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha conceived the Nuclear Program in India. Dr Bhabha established the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) for carrying out nuclear science research in 1945.

AAROGYAPATH: SOLUTION FOR THE HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAIN

Focus: GS-III Science and Technology

Why in news?

Aarogyapath, a CSIR National Healthcare Supply Chain Portal, as a solution for the healthcare supply chain that provides real-time availability of critical supplies launched.

Details

  • AarogyaPath would serve manufacturers, suppliers and customers.
  • The information platform named AarogyaPath  has a vision of “providing a path which leads one on a journey towards Aarogya (healthy life)”
  • This integrated public platform that provides single-point availability of key healthcare goodscan be helpful to customers in tackling a number of routinely experienced issues.
  • These issues include dependence on limited suppliers, time-consuming processes to identify good quality products, limited access to suppliers who can supply standardized products at reasonable prices within desired timelines, lack of awareness about the latest product launches, etc.
  • It also helps manufacturers and suppliers to reach a wide network of customers efficiently, overcoming gaps in connectivity between them and potential demand centers like nearby pathological laboratories, medical stores, hospitals, etc.
  • It will also create opportunities for business expansion due to an expanded slate of buyers and visibility of new requirements for products.
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