On April 05, 2020, a disinfectant tunnel, the 3V safe tunnel was installed at DGP’s office in Telangana by the S3V Vascular Technology Private Limited. As per live corona news India sources, immediately after being installed, Telangana’s DGP, Sri. Mahender Reddy himself inspected it before it came into use by others.
Installing this disinfection tunnel is a step towards the protection of the police personnel as well as the healthcare professionals by minimizing transmission. Because these are the ones who are in the front-line in this fight against the COVID-19. This is the first of its kind tunnel that has been installed in Telangana.
S3V vascular technologies private limited is a medical company that generally manufactures the devices for the brain and heart. This 3V safe tunnel is among one of the methods to decrease the transmission of coronavirus in India.
People passing the tunnel making themselves disinfected.
During an interview, Dr Vijaya Gopal of the S3V Technology stated that; this tunnel is built in a way that it has the capacity to sanitize a person within 20 seconds from any infecting virus or bacteria. According to him, this tunnel uses an aerosol technology in which the antiseptic solution is mixed with the aestorel of a particular size mainly between 1.5 to 20 microns.
The flow pattern of the sanitizing solution is designed in such a way that it gives maximum protection to the person who is passing through the tunnel, in just 20 seconds. The sanitizing liquid also disinfects the surface that is not directly exposed to the nozzles and thus saturates the environment too.
The sanitizing liquid used in this tunnel is a combination of iodine and a water-soluble polymer. The sanitizer is non-volatile, forms a film that releases free iodine, thus enabling prolonged virucidal and bactericidal activity and sanitizing the surfaces. The solution has also been proven to be effective against SARS, MERS and Ebola viruses. And, thus it is also being used against the spread of Corona in India.
Hence, from the safety point of view of people from the COVID-19, this device is going to be noteworthy for us especially when now India has reached Stage 3.