JAMMU, Apr 6: Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has installed a Decontamination & Sanitizing Tunnel at Government Medical College, Jammu to stop the spread of Coronavirus by disinfecting the visitors.
Mayor JMC Chander Mohan Gupta, Deputy Mayor Purnima Sharma, Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo, Principal Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department, Dheeraj Gupta, Commissioner, JMC Avny Lavasa and Principal GMC Jammu, Dr Sunanda Raina, were present on the occasion.
While entering the tunnel the disinfectant spray will shower on the visitors and will help to reduce the chances of spreading Coronavirus. Besides, the Disinfectant Tunnel will also be very helpful for doctors and paramedical staff. Even stretchers and wheel chairs are also sanitized, as extra pipe has been fixed for disinfecting the medical equipments.
The Disinfectant Tunnel is made of galvanized iron pipes of 32 MM and 24 MM. One thousand litres of tank has been used in it and it has six nozzles but the Tunnel can be expanded upto 18 nozzles as per requirement. Besides, water proof electric panel for easy management and iron sheets fabricated for extra protection against the unpredictable weather is also in place. Special flooring provision for sanitizing shoes soles and LED illumination has been provided especially for night.
The JMC Commissioner stated that such kinds of Decontamination & Sanitizing Tunnels shall also be established at the entry points of all hospitals, quarantine centers, red zones and wherever required to minimizing the chances of spread of Coronavirus. She further added that it was very difficult to establish the Disinfect Tunnel due to lockdown, as the required material was not easily available but due to dedication and determined efforts of staff of JMC the said Disinfectant Tunnel is established at GMC Jammu.