South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has deployed drones to spray disinfectant at virus-hit Nizamuddin.
A senior SDMC official said the civic body used the drone to spray one per cent sodium hypochlorite solution to disinfect Nizamuddin and the surrounding areas. “We also deployed two fire tenders for spraying the solution in the area of Nizamuddin Basti , Nizamuddin West colony and above Markaj building for adequate sanitization and disinfection,” he said.
“The drones with a capacity of holding over five litres of liquid, was used to bring down human contact to avoid infection among sanitation staffs,” he added.
A team of four public health field workers with power sprayers wearing full body PPE (Hazmat suit) sanitized Markaz House from inside and disinfected all the eight floors including the basement after the building was vacated, he added.
The official further said that the SDMC also deployed 40 teams dedicated for spraying the solution with shoulder mounted knapsack pumps in narrow streets and localities whereas accessibility for tractor or truck based spraying is not possible.
Apart from this, four tractor driven tankers were also deployed to spray disinfectant areas accessible by roads, he said, adding that besides the civic body also launched an awareness campaigns to aware people by using public address system in the Nizamuddin localities.
SDMC have also started ground level monitoring on a continuous basis to assess the ground reality so that it can deploy more manpower and machinery at Corona affected areas
The civic body has speed up sanitising the area after news of a sudden outbreak and detection of multiple coronavirus cases at the Delhi-based headquarters of Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin came in light that was attended by thousands of followers including J&K, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and the Andaman and Nicobar islands.