Three dimensional sprays of disinfectants starts
Jamshedpur, April 9: East Singhbhum district administration is taking innovative measures to ensure safety and betterment of people. It is leaving no stone unturned in its fight against Covid-19 cases. The administration has come up with three dimensional sprays of disinfectants and mobile phone booth swab collection units
District civil surgeon Dr Maheshwar Prasad today informed that six vehicle mounted phone booth Covid-19 swab collection units have been purchased by the district and would be taken by two member teams including a doctor and a lab-technician for collecting samples in hot spots.
“These booths will help us to further intensify our screening process for suspected cases of coronavirus. It is protected by PPE kit. Fitted with microphone and a U-shaped table, the health staffer will direct the suspected patient to open his/her month and bring the nose closure and he will (gloved hands) collect the swabs from mouth and nose. Then the patient will be asked to seal it and the staff will collect the sample and drop it in the virus transport media (VTM) kit for transporting to the Covid-19 testing centres,” said an official.
The unit looks like a public telephone booth and will reduce manpower needed for collecting samples for coronavirus tests. The phone booth Covid-19 sample collection centre is a unique, low-cost and portable unit. It ensures safety of health workers while collecting sample from a suspected patient,” the official said.
Meanwhile, Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC), the local civic body for Jamshedpur city, today started a three-dimensional spray of disinfectants (a mixture of water and sodium hypochlorite) mounted on a tractor.
“ As per directive of the deputy commissioner Ravi Shankar Shukla for regular sanitization of the market place and even residential areas we have brought hitech changes in the spraying machine. Now this can spray disinfectants in three direction, front and also on both sides. It is aimed at sanitizing maximum area in the shortest time. We will further expand it in commercial areas and urban slums,” said JNAC official.
Incidentally, JNAC is already using two shoulder mounted spray of disinfectants and other disinfectants sprayed using fire brigade machines of Jamshedpur fire station at Golmuri. Even Jusco is conducting spraying of disinfectant using fire brigade vehicles of Tata Steel to sanitise areas.
Significantly, earlier this week, the district administration had started a full-body disinfection chamber donated by the state health department for healthcare workers dedicated for the isolation wards for novel coronavirus suspected cases. The portable disinfection chamber has a mist sprayer through which sanitizers would be sprayed on throughout the body disinfecting it in nearly five minutes.