IIT (BHU) in collaboration with the district administration and the municipal corporation has made a sanitizer and distributed to various places in the city.
- 159-litre sanitizer made so far in Chemistry Department
- Hundreds of bottles distributed to CRPF and several organizations by the School of Biomedical Engineering
- MHRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal also praised the work of IIT (BHU), photo uploaded on Facebook
Varanasi| IIT (BHU) has taken up the fight with the global epidemic against the coronavirus (Covid-19). While discharging its social responsibilities, the Institute in collaboration with the district administration and the municipal corporation has made a sanitizer and distributed to various places in the city. While the IIT (BHU) has so far provided 159 litres of sanitizer to the Municipal Corporation and Rotary Club, hundreds of bottle hand sanitizers have been distributed amongst the DM, DIG and CRPF offices and security personnel deployed at the BHU campus. Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal on his social media site Facebook has also appreciated the work of the Institute.
IIT (BHU) is working to provide good quality and low-cost sanitizer in the district under the guidance of Dr V. Ramanathan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Department following the guidelines set by World Health Organization and Assistant Professor of School of Biomedical, Dr Marshal and their team.
Subsequently, on the request of Municipal Commissioner Shri Gaurang Rathi, a total of 127-litre sanitizer was made available by the Institute in two phases. At the same time, the 32-litre sanitizer was made available at the request of Rotary Club officer Mr Deepak Asthana. He praised the work being done by IIT(BHU). Apart from this, on the request of the District Magistrate Shri Kaushal Raj Sharma, the Institute has also provided them with the method of making hand sanitizer. The Institute has made available 1200 sanitizer bottles to CRPF personnel, 100 bottles to IIT(BHU) & BHU Security personnel, the staff of the Institute. Training has also been given by the Institute to prepare sanitizer in various organizations, hospitals & DLW. The Institute has also received a demand of 125 litres of sanitizer from 34 Bhullanpur PAC and 10 litres from Rotary club.
Professor Pramod Kumar Jain, Director has informed that the Institute is fully prepared to fight with this dangerous virus while fulfilling its social obligations and is fully ready to cooperate with the administration for all such needs.