Monday, 27 April 2020

NIT Tiruchirappalli is proactively responding to the COVID-19

NIT Tiruchirappalli is proactively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and making its best effort to provide support and solutions.

The Director, NIT Tiruchirappalli, Dr. Mini Shaji Thomas said re-usable 3D printed face shields are one such product developed at NIT Tiruchirappalli which are transparent screens that cover the face and help prevent infectious droplets from entering the eyes, nose and mouth. It is very much essential for front line people like doctors and nurses who are closely moving with COVID-19 patients, she added.

Dr.M.Duraiselvam, Dean (Planning and Development) handed over 100 such 3D printed Face shields to Prof.Dr.K.Vanitha, Dean along with Dr.R Yeganathan, Medical Superintendent,MGMGH,Tiruchirappalli. The Dean of GH, Trichy indicated the importance of wearing face shields together with face masks. She appreciated the efforts of NIT Tiruchirappalli and thanked the Director, NIT Tiruchirappalli for her initiative and timely help.

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