It's been over a year since the World Health Organization designated 'Covid-19' a global epidemic. On the other hand, India is still suffering from the effects of the second Covid wave, which has wreaked havoc across the country. The number of cases reached new highs in both April and May in Delhi. The growing number of Covid cases impacted negatively on Delhi's health infrastructure. The last two months have been dreadful for Delhi and other cities across India.
When colleges decide to reopen, sanitisation of bags and other personal belongings becomes extremely difficult. Unlike last year, the spread of the disease is seen even in the younger population. Colleges could become a key source of infection if proper precautions are not taken. Normal sanitisers are built only for hands and there is a need for cleanliness measures to extend beyond this limit.
To address this issue, The Entrepreneurship Cell of Hindu College, University of Delhi has arranged for 'UV-C Disinfectant Systems' to be set up on college campuses. The system dubbed UV omega comprises calibrated UV-C emitting tubes that are proven to kill >99.9% bacteria and viruses within 1 minute of the exposure. The disinfection system is of a commercial standard and has features like international quality UV-C source, reflectors to drive the coverage of UV-C rays across the surface, timer, safety switch, safety gasket for UV-C containment, door open alarm etc.
With the installation of machines across college campuses, a reliable source of sanitation is provided to the students, staff and faculty. The benefits of the installed system would include:
- Disinfect mobile phones, remotes, laptops, power banks and various other electrical appliances.
- Packaged food, fruits and vegetables, milk packets and even currency notes and bill books can go through the process of disinfection.
- Does not affect the quality of food or the functioning of the electronics, but only disinfects their outer surface.
- Believed to be able to disinfect 99.99% germs within a minute of the exposure.
Total number of machines - 11
Total cost = ₹8950*11= ₹98,450
Remaining amount will be used for repair purposes for these machines.
We need your help and support to execute this mission of making college campuses safe from the transmission of Covid-19. All updates regarding the usage of funds will be posted on our page - @ecellhinducollege.