GUWAHATI, May 2 - As part of its efforts to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus, decontamination and mass sanitizing tunnel gate was installed at the main gate of Hatigaon Police Station here today.
It was inaugurated by Poonam Pegu, Assistant Commissioner of Police, in the presence of Biren Chandra Deka, officer-in-charge, Hatigaon Police Station.
�To contain the spread of COVID-19 and keep the policemen and others disinfected, Hatigaon Police Station has decided to install the sanitizing tunnel gate. This tunnel will act as a disinfectant entry point at the main entrance of the police station,� an official said, adding that the tunnels were specially designed to protect police from the coronavirus and those who approach the police could also be saved from infection.
�This exercise has been started to make the sanitization process hands-free. Hands are usually washed but with the help of a high-pressure nozzle, a shower of disinfectant spray is sprayed on every visitor and within 10-15 seconds, the individual can be sanitized. This has been done experimentally. It is expected that such a tunnel will help fight the pandemic with greater vigour,� he said.
The tunnel has been designed and fabricated by Green Tree Advertising of Guwahati with the support of Ashirwad Pipes.
The police officials are preparing for the post-lockdown situation expecting that people will still follow social distancing to avoid further spread of the disease.