The Enugu Institute of Management and Technology (IMF) team, has built an automated washing machine to curb the spread of COVID-19
The COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus started in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. Due to the rapid spread of the virus across the world, the World Health Organization (WHO), declared it a global pandemic and thus advised that hands should be washed with soap and water, which is one of the preventive measures stated by WHO.
This, however, prompted the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) team, to embark on building a Touch-Free Automated Hand Washing Machine to curb the spread of the COVID-19 in Nigeria. The prototype machine was revealed by the Rector, Austin Uchechukwu Nweze alongside the Deputy Rector, Sunday Udeh, School Registrar, Ijeoma Aneke, and other prestigious members of the institution.
IMF Enugu Public Relations Officer, Akunna Eze, said the Rector expressed his gratitude to the engineering team for the great work done.
“In fact, IMT has recorded many firsts since the assumption of office oo Prof. Nweze. It is not surprising that the team came up with such a novel idea and turned it to a practical solution to curtailing the spread of COVID-19.
“Interestingly, the Rector has disclosed that management will support the mass production of the machines. They will be deployed within the campus and interested members of the public can also place orders. One thing is certain, IMT Enugu is now notable for entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs are known during a crisis like the world is faced with today”, he added.
The group will soon begin mass production of the automatic machines to the public for sale.