SRINAGAR: As the innovators are working overtimes world over to reduce the costs that the Coronavirus is imposing on humanity, Kashmir is not left behind. As the fumigation tunnels are the in-thing in Covid-19 management – WHO has concerns, however – Kashmir is getting newer devices every day.
The latest is from Bandipore that is home to at least one major Covid-19 hotspot where a resident Mohammad Ismail Mir has devised a sensor. He is having earlier expertise is managing and devising the sensors. He has recently innovated one sensor that helps in reducing the fumigation liquids. He explains it in a brief video that a US-based Kashiri academic has uploaded on twitter.
Glad to share this auto sanitization concept by Mr. M Ismail Mir sb from Bandipora as an entry for Covid19 challenge. The challenge is a first in Kashmir started by @rahim_green, Prof. Saad Parvez, Dr. Fayaz Sheikh, and Mr. Ab Rashid (Aaraf Foods).
Keep them coming, Kashmir! pic.twitter.com/QDeXEYqe1m
— Shabir Hassan (@shabirhsn) April 22, 2020
Earlier a Baramulla locality created its fumigation tunnel and made it the only exit and entry route to the housing settlement. The latest was from Pampore where an engineer turned officer created a similar sensor fitted tunnel for the automatic fumigation of the entrants to the local hospital. The latest came from Bandipore.
The fumigation tunnel was part of the Jugaad that Srinagar Municipal Corporation started in Srinagar. They have already installed a number such tunnels outside the hospitals in Srinagar. In the second stage, the tunnel was copied by the Jammu Municipal Corporation and installed at various places. The fumigation tunnel was basically introduced by Chinese authorities in Whan were from the virus made the first appearance.
World Health Organization and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in America which are considered key leaders in Covid-19 knowledge management have not recommended fumigation of wither sodium hypochlorite or hydrogen peroxide. Hypochlorite solutions are usually used to clean tables, floors, and equipment in hospitals. Certain sanitizing tunnels in Delhi periphery, according to the Times of India were dismantled by authorities after the WHO issued a “myth-buster” report saying spraying of hypochlorite on people passing through these tunnels could be “harmful to clothes or mucous membranes” — such as eyes and skin.