Sangrur admin tests mechanised disinfection of people at wheat mandis
The station has been set up as a pilot project at a local administrative complex here, said Sangrur Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori.
Sangrur contributes more than 10 per cent in Punjab's wheat basket, and the DC said that wheat arrival in mandis is expected to start from April 10.He said grain markets witness heavy footfall, and it becomes necessary to ensure the safety of farmers and others who are involved in this process.
In the first step, an infrared thermal scanner would record the temperature of the person passing through it. If he/she has a higher than normal body temperature, he or she would be immediately sent to the flu centre established at the civic hospital.In the second step, a wash basin has been installed for washing hands and taps installed can be operated with feet, he said in a statement.
In the third step, concentrated sodium hypochlorite solution will be by sprayed on the person with the help of tiny sprinklers, he said.In the last stage, a booth has been established with ceiling fan facility and hand-dryers. He added the hands and clothes will be dried without using any towel as the use of a towel by multiple persons could also increase the risk of contamination.
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