Now a day’s world is facing an outbreak of a pandemic. The whole world is affected by the consequences caused by COVID-19. It badly affects public health and the economy of the nation, to survive in this critical situation we must have to stand together and fight against this deadly virus. To get out of this situation we have to follow some safety measures and for that public awareness is a must.
As we are lucky enough that various sectors showing their active participation and giving helping hands to help us. The technical sector is one of the important examples of a group of peoples who started doing various social welfare activities in terms of technology.
IIT Guwahati showing its keen participation to fight against COVID-19
Various departments from IIT Guwahati started researching in their respective fields and areas. Out of which Mechanical, Electrical, Bioscience and Bioengineering plays an important role in developing scientific equipment for diagnosis and safety.
Diagnostic tools like PCR machines are provided for GMCH Assam. These machines had a capacity of 1000 samples per 12 Hours and 2000 samples for 24 hours.
Contribution Of Various Fields
An interesting thing is that engineers from the Mechanical and Electronics dept are developing several state-of-the-art technologies. They’re creating the carrying units to operate in screening systems and isolation wards. They’re leading to generating handheld temperature measuring apparatus, ventilators, medical waste disposal methods, higher, and large capacity Autoclave Machines, and WHO specified masks and hand sanitizers
Bioengineering and Bioscience
These fields of engineering and science take tremendous efforts in developing protective gear with anti-viral and superhydrophobic coatings. They also work on developing biodegradable plastic-based medical textiles.
Design and Development
This area of engineering functions on creating a prototype 3D printed face protector, including headgear that may be scaled up.
Prof. T. G. Sitharam manager IIT Guwahati stated, “Our thought is to earn this particular state of the art center for the Northeast area. This center, later on, would help to create manpower for the identification of diseases that are infectious from the first phase of the disease and its avoidance. There’s no medication present for this particular disease. Members are developing small molecule inhibitors. The concept is to create affordable and safe drugs for this disorder. The institute has been working to educate the community too big on practicing hygiene and distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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