Based on his observations, Dr. Jayan Sentanuhady witnessed many people still visited various shopping centers and traditional markets. Thus, the risk of COVID-19 transmission possibility still exists around people. Therefore, he got the idea to make a hand wash basin or portable sink. It is no different from the handwashing place that we know; this clean sink is equipped with running water tap and liquid soap. "I thought of the people in the market initially. There is no way to close the market; there are still many people coming. For me, as engineering, let's think simple, prevention is better, and costs are lower," Jayan said on Tuesday (4/14).
Jayan said that he made this sink concept quite simple because it was enough to provide a container from 50 to 300 liters. Then, the water flows through the water tap while the wastewater stored in jerry cans. "The point is to provide clean water and liquid soap and tissue in a location where there is no water source, and the location is in the center of the crowd," he said.
According to him, this portable sink uses soap and rinsed with running water, so the expectation is to be able to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus in various centers. "The protein that surrounds the Coronavirus will be destroyed if it is hit by an alkaline substance such as soap. So, no need for antiseptic soap or hand sanitizer or alcohol. Just wash your hands with soapy water, "he said.
Jayan said that his party was currently working on orders from several agencies to provide this portable handwashing area. According to him, the artificial sink is the source of running water or electricity. According to him, the source of water comes from filling water into the reservoir. "Even if it is far from clean water sources, it can be dropped by vehicles," he said.
Currently, said Jayan, this portable sink manufacturing workshop is only working on one unit per day. Because, not only working on this one tool, he and his team are also developing other creative ideas in the form of tools needed by the hospital in handling COVID-19 patients who are being treated. "We are also working on air purifiers for patient rooms, swab test chambers, and ventilators," he concluded.
Author: Gusti Grehenson
Translator: Natasa A