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Puzal prison offers masks at Rs 10 per piece

The Tamil Nadu prison authority, which had been supplying masks produced by convicts to various government departments, said that it is ready to sell then to private parties as well for Rs 10 per surgical mask.

Puzal prison offers masks at Rs 10 per piece
Inmates making 3-ply face masks


According to senior jail officials, masks can be purchased in bulk by private hospitals, corporates, other agencies and the public from various central jails across the State.

"We have enough stock now to sell it through Freedom Bazaars," noted DGP Sunil Kumar Singh when DT Next contacted him. So far, inmates of various prisons have produced more than eight lakh masks for government employees, particularly police personnel and health workers.

To buy the masks in bulk, contact Puzhal prison on 04426590615; Vellore prison on 04162233472; Cuddalore prison on 04142-235027; Tiruchy prison on 0431-2333213; Madurai prison on 0452- 2360301; Coimbatore prison on 0422-2303062 and Palayamkottai prison on 0462-2531845, said an officlal.

Fast-paced production by inmates during lockdown has helped increase the number of masks and the jail authorities have now more than four lakh 3-ply masks ready for sale.

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