Pune is the first cantonment to install a disinfectant chamber in Southern Command, said Vijay Chavan, principal of ITI. (File/Representational Image)
The Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) on Wednesday installed a disinfectant tunnel in the Cantonment General Hospital premises. The disinfectant tunnel has been constructed by the ITI run by Pune Cantonment Board at Sholapur Bazar.
Pune is the first cantonment to install a disinfectant chamber in Southern Command, said Vijay Chavan, principal of ITI.
Across the world, in addition to existing measures to combat the spread of coronavirus, new ones such as disinfectant tunnels are being tested, said PCB CEO Amit Kumar, adding that the board is preparing five more such units, to be placed at various sites with a larger footfall.
The sensor-enabled model is not meant to be a substitute but is supplementary to existing measures like washing hands, wearing masks and maintaining social distance, Kumar said.
Recently, a 77-year-old woman from Ghorpadi village, which falls under the Cantonment Board's jurisdiction, tested positive for COVID-19 at Sassoon General Hospital. According to PCB officials, the woman's daughter and husband had returned recently from Dubai. The woman went to the special OPD at Sassoon General Hospital, where her swab sample tested positive for COVID-19. She has been sent to Naidu Hospital's isolation ward.
According to PCB authorities, the area around Ghorpadi has been sealed and barricaded as per protocol and close family members of the woman have been sent to Naidu Hospital to undergo tests.
Sanitation tunnels, vans set up for cops on duty
Pune City Police have set up tunnels and mobile vans to sanitise police personnel on duty and managing the lockdown imposed by the government due to COVID-19.
A press release issued on Wednesday stated that a sanitisation tunnel has been set up in the premises of Shivajinagar police headquarters, which will sanitise both police personnel as well as the vehicles they will be using while on duty.
Two mobile sanitiser vans will be taken to nakabandi spots as well as hospitals, and it will take only six seconds to sanitise one police personnel.
Meanwhile, the press release also stated that with the help of Sanghar Export, one kg onion and one kg potato will be supplied to 3,000 police families residing in nine police colonies.