Chandigarh, March 26 -- The director of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Dr Jagat Ram, has said that the hospital is reeling under pressures of "acute shortage" of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers.

"There is an acute shortage of PPE kits. If the situation worsens, we will be left in the lurch. We have placed a demand for 10,000 kits and are waiting for companies to deliver the order," said Dr Jagat Ram.

Health care workers in the city are also in dire need of N-95 masks, gloves and sanitisers. On Wednesday, the PGI Nurses' Welfare Association wrote a letter to the director demanding "proper supply of N-95 masks, PPE kits and sanitiser."

The letter reads: "When patients rea...