SRINAGAR: Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Monday said that they are spraying 50,000 litres of decontamination chemical mixture on a daily basis to sanitise various public places and institutions to contain the further spread of deadly Coronavirus disease. Commissioner SMC, Gazanfar Ali said that the Corporation has pressed into service its mechanized decontamination vehicles and special teams of workers for sanitization and cleanliness of places of public importance. “Around 5000 workers equipped with protective gear are carrying out decontamination and sanitation works besides 240 vehicles including tippers, loaders, compactors, dumpers and other vehicles have been put into service,” the Commissioner said. He said that around 50,000 litres of chemical mixture is being sprayed during the sanitization works which includes use of Quaternary ammonium compound in decontamination tunnels and is also sprayed within 300 meters radius of the house of the Covid-19 positive cases. “SMC has installed decontamination tunnels in all the government hospitals in Srinagar to ensure persons visiting hospitals including doctors, hospital workers, patients and other attendants get sanitized instantly while entering or leaving the hospital premises,” he said. He said that the tunnels have been installed at Bones and Joint Hospital, JLNM Hospital, CD Hospital, LD Hospital, GB Pant, JVC Kashmir Nursing Home, SMHS Hospital and two tunnels were installed at SKIMS Srinagar. The Commissioner informed that in continuation of the sanitisation drive, SMC has also decontaminated 20 child care homes and institutes.
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