Speaking to The Hindu, AIIMS RDA general secretary Srinivas Rajkumar T. said:
We met with the administration on Wednesday and told them of our concerns and requested that all personal protection equipment will have to meet the safety standards prescribed by the Health Ministry and that neither doctors nor other patients should be put at risk of catching the infection. 'Jugaad' PPE will not work.
Reacting to the allegations, AIIMS said that the statement was baseless. It said that no such funds had been released by Bharat Dynamics. The AIIMS RDA had told the administration that Bharat Dynamics had shown interest in providing funds to get PPE and other equipment but the funds had not been released.