HAILAKANDI, Aug 20 - Shubrajyoti Dhar (18) from Hailakandi district, a sixth semester student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of RIST, Meghalaya, has come up with an innovative sanitizer that would be quite useful in the fight against COVID-19.
He has now developed a tunnel sanitizer automatic machine and an automatic hand sanitizer dispenser machine at his residence.
Taking advantage of the suspension of classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dhar with help from his friend Sarnadeep Das, a sixth semester student of Industrial and Production Engineering of KPT, Karimganj, embarked on devising these innovative sensor-controlled automatic sanitizer devices.
Dhar said the tunnel sanitizer automatic machine, built at a cost of Rs 8,000, would be very useful for doctors and paramedics on COVID duty as �it is hands-free and will help in spraying the whole body with disinfectants through eight nozzles�.
The young scientist advocates the use of the tunnel sanitizer automatic machine and automatic hand sanitizer dispenser machine in hospitals, COVID Care Centres, Facility Quarantine Centres, hospitals and in offices to arrest the spread of contamination.
�I feel that the use of these hands-free sensor-operated automatic sanitizers will help in containing the spread of the coronavirus disease. I want to see that these machines are being installed in as many places as possible given the pandemic situation,� he said.
With these sanitizer machines, you need not have to engage personnel on sanitizing duty at the doorsteps of health establishments and offices, Dhar added.
Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner Megh Nidhi Dahal presented a certificate for his work.
Dhar has also developed an automatic dustbin, the lid of which opens up when someone comes close to it. The young scientist has also developed through Google Assistant a mobile operated device enabling one to operate switch panel, AC, geyser, TV and other electronic gadgets without even touching them.