Volunteers in South Cotabato develop pedal-operated sanitizing cabin vs COVID-19
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Mar. 30 (PIA) – With the threat of COVID-19, volunteers from South Cotabato developed a unique but efficient way to disinfect before entering establishments. Private company Oakland Interiors said, they already perfected the prototype for a Whole Body Sanitizing Cabin.
According to Chai Tabunaway, the idea behind the machine is not only to sanitize hands, but the whole body, before entering an establishment.
The machine can be filled with up to 16 liters of sanitizing liquid and can cater up to 2,000 people. It is also a pedal-operated so it is efficient and sustainable as well.
Tabunaway added that the machine functions like a mist spray, so it can sanitize anyone who is entering an office or hospital without getting them wet. Over the weekend, the group turned-over one unit to the City Government of Koronadal.
The city government on the other hand, already approved the mass production of the machine to be used in selected establishments in the city.
Meanwhile, Tabunaway also revealed that with the implementation of enhanced community quarantine and calibrated total lockdown in the province, materials are elusive because hardwares are closed.
“We are appealing to the LGU and the private sector to help us in ensuring that materials will be readily available and accessible so we can produce many sanitizing cabins,” Tabunaway said.
The design is also open for duplication not only in the province but for other interested cities and regions. The estimated total cost of materials used for one unit is P4,800, plus additional expenses for the purchase of sanitizing liquid.
Interested groups can contact Oakland Interiors or Karl Mikhail Jumilla via Facebook for more inquires about the design. (ORR-PIA 12)