Disinfection booths ready at Dimapur railway station
Dimapur, May 22 (EMN): Agriculture Production Commissioner Y Kikheto Sema inaugurated automatic disinfection booths at the Dimapur railway station on May 22.
The disinfection facilities were donated by the Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CNCCI) and the business community in Nagaland.
Speaking during the inauguration of the booths, Sema, also the official in charge of all Covid-19 activities in Dimapur, acknowledged the CNCCI for providing the automatic disinfection facility.
Sema said approximately 1,500 people are coming back to Nagaland from Chennai, in Tamil Nadu, and this is the occasion to ‘make the returnees feel something different.’
‘One should not do different things but do things differently and the disinfection booth is one thing they are doing differently,’ he said.
Dimapur Chief Medical Officer Tiasunep Pongener informed that certification for the use of chemicals has been given.
For now, the automatic disinfection facilities would be used for luggage only and not for people because the facility needs clearance from the ISO and the Drug Controller General of India, he informed.
The disinfectant booths would be used for people only from the next phases, Pongener said. The official added that the chemical that would be used in the booths are Radix Sil10, which is said to be a mixture of 0.1 percent silver nitrate and 10 percent Hydrogen peroxide.
The chairman of the CNCCI Dr Khekugha Muru said if the facility works, there are plans to install one at the Dimapur airport.
Muru added that the pandemic has ‘brought the business community together in a sense,’ while the 11 districts’ chambers are part of the district task force.