The Government ITI here has once again attracted public attention as it designed low-cost scientific equipments to combat Covid-19 pandemic war in the country.
It has designed the cheapest ever foot-operated and automatic sanitiser dispenser machines to effectively counter the Chinese competition in the market.
Speaking to the Pioneer, institute Principal Dr Rajat Kumar Panigrahy said that cheapest machines have already been manufactured for marketing. The foot-operated sanitiser machines are available at price segments of Rs 499, Rs 599, Rs 699, Rs 999 and Rs 1,499. However, the Automatic sanitizer machine costs Rs 2,499. It has been prepared using Italian model Adino ckt and its cabinet made by the wireman ATO.
Dr Panigrahy further claimed that, the above low cost equipments show a new era of design where India can beat the Chinese competition. Speaking on error-free functionality of these newly designed equipments He also said that one year free maintenance for mechanical products and six months for automatic sanitizer machines are available. On the launching day, 13 machines were sold to MKCG Medical College doctors. The ITI has planned to manufacture 200 sets of such machines in the first phase, he said.
The institute has estimated that currently around 10,000 foot-operated machines are required in south Odisha alone. He expressed his gratitude to the dedicated team of experts from three different trades.