Covid Care: Kurukshetra July 2020 (Download PDF)

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Covid Care

  • Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow
  • National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow
  • Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar
  • Institute of Himalayan Bio resource Technology (IHBT), Palampur
  • Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), Bangalore
  • Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur
  • Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR), Lucknow
  • COVID virus are 0.5 to 5 micrometer (μm) in diameter. One micro-meter is one millionth of a metre. A single sneeze releases up to 40,000 droplets.

Overview

  • To take regular breaks and be mindful of fatigue and energy levels, taking into account that tired individuals are more likely to make mistakes with their hygiene regime
  • Only well cooked meat and eggs are recommended
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as disposable gloves, face masks, protective aprons, and disposable shoe covers
  • Use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers with greater than 60 percent ethanol or 70 percent isopropanol has been recommended.
  • N95 mask (or FFP2/FFP3) is recommended over a standard surgical mask. Surgical masks don’t offer full protection against airborne viruses. They don’t fully seal off the nose and mouth.
  • The N95 mask filters out 95 percent of dust and particulates. N95 masks shouldn’t be used if oil aerosols are present, as oil damages the filter. The “N” actually stands for “Not resistant to oil”.
  • R or P designated N95 mask. The “R”stands for “somewhat oil-resistant. The “P” stands for “oil proof or strongly resistant.
  • Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow has developed an alcohol based herbal hand sanitizer and essential oil vapouriser concentrate formulation called CIM-RespCool
  • National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow, has developed an herbal decongestant spray
  • Tea based Hand-Sanitizer has been developed by the Institute of Himalayan Bio resource Technology (IHBT), Palampur, Himachal Pradesh
  • Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar, has been distributing its specially developed masks to the frontline workers - Anti-virus, Anti-bacterial and Anti-fungal membrane-based Face-mask and a light weight Face Shield - The mask can deactivate the virus and kill bacteria that get attached on the outer surface that is made from a special material called modified polysulfone with thickness 150 micrometer - The material can kill any virus having a size of 60 nanometer
  • National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, has developed a face mask with better filtration efficiency
  • Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), Bangalore, has developed a cup-shaped design. of the mask that helps to create enough space in front of the mouth while speaking
  • Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur developed two mobile indoor Disinfection Sprayer units - Battery Powered Disinfectant Sprayer (BPDS) and Pneumatically Operated Mobile Indoor Disinfection (POMID) units can be used to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches etc. It has also developed a sensor-based contactless soap-cum-water dispensing unit, which can help to avoid coronavirus infection - include dispensing of both liquid soaps and water from the same outlet 20 seconds apart
  • Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR), Lucknow has produced 2800 litres of WHO formulated hand sanitizer and distributed to over 25,000 personnel involved in essential services

- Published/Last Modified on: October 28, 2020

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