Indian Navy Provides Indigenous Sanitizing Units
08 hand sanitizing units were handed over to the district administration of Ernakukam, by Southern Naval Command on 31 Mar 2020. The civil administration had requested the navy for 30 units if available.
Naval Ship Repair Yard, Kochi has prepared these units indigenously and has incorporated features for prevention of the COVID spread.The unit consists of a stand with an integral foot operated mechanism to dispense the soap. The modifications have been undertaken to ensure that usage of hand is avoided.
In the period of lockdown where material availability has been scarce, the fabrication has been undertaken by ingenious use of available scrap material, springs, empty containers of fire fighting foam etc. While 08 units were handed over to district collector, more would be delivered as soon as fabrication of the rest get completed.