Tezpur University has designed a low-cost, relatively light weight aerosol box for health workers to help them in their fight against coronavirus.
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 distributed free to the hospitals currently dealing with the COVID-19 patients in the State.
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.
Pabitra Nath, a professor in the department of physics at the 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.
Manabendra Mandal and Nima D Namsa from Molecular Biology and Biotechnology department respectively have extended their support by providing chemicals for sanitization.
Tezpur 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.