Mulago hospital has received a walkthrough full-body disinfection tunnel to assist in their efforts to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The automated three in one full-body sanitization booth was handed over to the Mulago hospital Executive Director, Dr. Baterana Byarugaba by the Wuza Limited Executive Director, Isaac Mulindwa who said will kill the virus attached to clothing, accessories or parts of the human body that are exposed to the spray.
“In a process that takes less than 10 seconds, a user’s temperature is taken when they approach the entrance, followed by the hand sanitization before entering the booth. When the user steps into the booth, the motion detectors trigger the spray of the sanitizer mist covering the whole body,” Mulindwa said.
He explained that the sanitization booths come in two main models, the Mulin 3000 and the Mulin 2000 where the Mulin 3000 is the adult-sized model of the sanitization booths and it comes in two versions: the Mulin 3000 which has a metal finish and the Mulin 3000 Deluxe which has a timber finish.
The Mulin 2000 is the child-sized model of the sanitization booths and it too comes in two versions: the Mulin 2000 and the Mulin 2000 Deluxe.
Both the Mulin 3000 and the Mulin 2000 have features such as a voice and visual alarm that alert of high-temperature readings, an equilibrium spray tunnel to give a continuous uninterrupted spray, an anti-rust aluminum floor, a 20 litre tank containing 600 sprays for up to 600 people, a low noise self-regulating pump, anti-drip nozzles.
The Director in charge of Marketing and Global Strategy at Wuza Limited, Isaac Kigozi noted that the innovation is locally made with the best equipment imported from the US.
“We cherish quality and that’s why we chose to get the best scanners, temperature detectors and sensors from, one of the best sources in the world,” Kigozi said.
He revealed that the prices for the machine are friendly compared to those machines imported from abroad where Mulin 3000 goes for Shs12 million, Mulin 3000 Deluxe for Shs12.5 million, Mulin 2000 for Shs6.5 million whereas Mulin 2000 Deluxe costs Shs7.5 million.
While receiving the machine, Dr. Byarugaba appreciated the group for the donation noting that this will go a long way in protecting the lives of Ugandans who access the hospital.
“I appreciate you for the innovation and the donation. This is a sign that you are a nationalist who wants the population alive. We promise that the equipment that we have received today will be put to proper use as well as maintaining it,” he said.
The Mulago Executive Director appealed to government to consider procurement of full-body disinfectant machines at all entry points at the hospital so as to boost the fight against Covid-19