NIT Tiruchirappalli,hand sanitizers made come in handy:Distribution started by Prof.Mini Shaji Thomas,Director today


World Health Organisation recommends that alcohol based hand 
sanitizers are effective and proven to destroy virus and microbes and 
ensure protection from the COVID 19 infection .WHO and NITT Doctors 
still recommend the use of soap and water and claim that it is equally 
effective in maintaining hand hygiene , as the hand sanitizers ,the 
latter comes handy and easy to use making it more popular.

Considering the increasing needs,with  the initiative taken by 
Dr.R.Priyanka ,Institute Medical Officer  to prepare in- house 
sanitizer in NITT, as per WHO guidelines,with the guidance of 
Dr.Cindrella,Professor Chemistry 
Department,Dr.N.Anantharaman,Chairperson Hospital Adviory Committee 
and Professor,Dept of Chemical engineering and Dr.Meera 
Begum,Professor and Head Department of Chemical engineering, 25 litres 
of hand sanitizer was prepared as per medical recommendations, at a 
very  nominal cost.

The  team  members Dr.R.Priyanka & Dr.Malaimala Sarasveni,Institute   
Medical Officers,Mr Narayanan executive engineer, Mr.Karthikeyan,AR 
Accounts ,Mr.Kannan and Mr.Robinson Chemical Engg and Mr.Mohan 
Chemistry Dept had jointly contributed to make this effort successful. 
This is a great step towards  protecting self and others from the 
COVID 19 pandemic and comes handy to maintain hand hygiene at places 
and situations where handwash is not possible.

This venture was highly appreciated by the Director Prof.Mini Shaji 
Thomas,  who received the first bottle of the NITT’s handrub.The 
Registrar Mr.Palanivel  distributed the sanitizers to the Security 
Officer for department and public use.

As the response is good and the  need increasing,The NITT team is 
planning to make 100 litres of the sanitizer in a few days .


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