The Kano University of Science and Technology( KUST), Wudil has launched Automatic Hand Sanitizer/Temperature Monitor developed by the university’s Faculty of Engineering.
Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Shehu Alhaji Musa who launched the new invented facilities in the university, said that the invention was part of the contribution by the university to improve the level of curtailing the spread of the Coronavirus.
Prof Musa said that the solar powered censored hand sanitizer device as well as the infrared thermometer cost N250,000 each unit of the forty pieces produced, amounting to N100 million.
He explained this are part of the university’s effort to bring easier solutions in the fight against COVID-19 across the country using modern technology.
Prof, Musa ,explained that, the production of the equipment and facilities by University’s Faculties of Engineering, Science, and Science and Technology Education would bring succour and relief to the ongoing effort of government and well spirited individual towards overcoming the challenges of COVID-19.
He maintained that the university has produced 20 pieces of solar censored Hand sanitizer device machines, 20 pieces of solar Powered infrared thermometers, 200 Hand sanitizers WHO standard, which would be donated to the state government.
The VC noted that, the university has also developed a prototype fumigator machine as well as mechanical ventilator.
He called on wealthy individuals and organizations to invest in the invention in a bid to produce mass unit of the devices for commercial purposes
He said the university has made available three institutes for conversion into isolation centres with a total capacity of 940 beds.