New Delhi: The Government has announced that it has allowed the export of four crore surgical masks and 20 lakh medical goggles every month.
Confirming the same, Union Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal on Tuesday tweeted that in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mantra of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, the government has permitted the export of four crore 2/3 Ply surgical masks and 20 lakh medical goggles every month, along with restriction-free export of face shields.
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said that “monthly export quota of 50 Lakh units of Medical Coveralls for COVID-19, 20 lakh medical goggles has been permitted.”
All other items that are part of PPE kits remain prohibited, it said.
These items include medical goggles, all masks other than non-medical/non-surgical (cotton, silk, wool, polyester, nylon rayon, viscose – knitted, woven or blended); nitrile gloves and face shield.