Ernakulam: Indian Navy’s Southern Naval Command has handed over 8 hand sanitizing units to the district administration of Ernakukam in an effort to fight against global pandemic Coronavirus.
The civil administration had requested the navy for 30 units if available, a defence spokesperson said.
Kochi-based Naval Ship Repair Yard 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, the spokesperson added.
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.
While 08 units were handed over to district collector, more would be delivered as soon as fabrication of the rest gets completed.