TEZPUR, May 11 - In order to help health workers and medical staff fighting against COVID-19, Tezpur University has developed a low-cost, relatively light weight aerosol box for them. The boxes have been fabricated manually at the central workshop facility of the university.
The approximate cost for each box is Rs 1,000 only. The boxes have been given free to the hospitals currently dealing with the COVID-19 patients in the State and elsewhere. The university has already dispatched first batch of boxes to Tezpur Medical College and Hospitals (TMCH) and Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS), Naharlagun, in Arunachal Pradesh.
Prof Pabitra Nath of Department of Physics in Tezpur University has taken the initiative to develop the aerosol boxes. Other members of the team include Khargeswar Rangpi, Dhruba Deka, Palash Rabha, Sasthendra Kumar Nath, Bhaskar Baruah, Ratan Boruah and Dipak Gogoi of the university. Prof Manabendra Mandal and Dr Nima D Namsa from Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department of the university have extended their support by providing chemicals for sanitization.
It is worth mentioning that the university has already provided 3D and manually printed face shields to TMCH, Gauhati Medical College, Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute, Goalpara Civil Hospital, Bongaigaon Civil Hospital, Tezpur Mission Hospital, etc. The employees of the University have voluntarily donated one day�s salary to PM Care Fund.