GUWAHATI: IIT Guwahati has come up with bamboo furniture suitable for isolation wards and health centres during this fight against COVID-19. A team at IIT Guwahati has come up with this idea to utilize bamboo for this purpose. Once the pandemic is over the furniture can be disposed off. Over 200 beds can be made in a day, claim reports.
A part from being cost effective this furniture can be used to meet local demands and create job opportunities. "Given the current pandemic situation, if the situation arises, the bamboo furniture range will help. If there is a spike in the number of cases and more infrastructural demand rises, then the furniture can be used in setting up makeshift isolation wards like in stadiums. The furniture can be used during that period and disposed off when the need is over," Ravi Mokashi Punekar, a professor at the institute's design department. Two local entrepreneurs have decided to undertake the project.
The designs of the furniture have been shared with GMCH.
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