Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 7
As part of efforts to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, a ‘Foot Operated Water Dispensation Faucet’ has been developed by the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here, in collaboration with a Mohali-based firm.
The device ensures hands-free delivery of water from a plumbing system to ensure defense against cross infections from viruses and microbes as well as preventing the wastage of water.
Announcing the development, Dr Sanjay Kumar, Director, CSIO, said they had developed the device to ensure protection from microbes and virus droplets and thus, its outreach vary at household, workplace, public places, hospitals, schools and industry.
Vivek Kapoor, Director, Jal Bath Fittings, Mohali, said the devices were being installed at some hospitals of the region. He said the company was ready with necessary infrastructure and consumables to scale up its production and subsequent installation at places across India in a short span of time.
According to Dr Vinod Karar, Chief Scientist, CSIO, the mechanism can be easily installed on the existing faucet systems for multi-level flow regulation without affecting the integrity and existence of original water tap systems. It also allows continuous water flow without any constant user engagement of the control pedal.
Respiratory viruses such as Covid-19 spread when mucus or droplets containing the virus get into your body through your eyes, nose or throat. Most often, this happens through our hands. Hands are also one of the most common ways that the virus spreads from one person to the next.
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