Dubai Ambulance's ‘Self Sanitisation Walk’ to avoid COVID-19

The device automatically detects movements, saving energy, and disinfects workers’ clothes in less than 20 seconds

Dubai Ambulance ‘Self Sanitisation Walk’ to avoid COVID-19 [Photos courtesy: Wam]
Dubai Ambulance ‘Self Sanitisation Walk’ to avoid COVID-19 [Photos courtesy: Wam]

The Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services has launched its first ‘Self Sanitisation Walk’ to protect paramedics and their colleagues and families from the risk of various kinds of infection, and as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).

The device helps paramedics safeguard themselves from any infection that their clothes may catch during the course of working with confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19.

The ‘Self Sanitisation Walk’ sprays workers with a mist that disinfects clothes in less than 20 seconds. By detecting movements automatically, the device starts spraying only when a person passes through it, helping to save on energy. The device also has hand sanitisers.

According to state-run news agency, Wam, the ‘Self Sanitisation Walk’ has been installed at the entrance of the accommodation facility of Dubai Ambulance’s field workers, along with thermal screening equipment.

“The new device, developed in collaboration with SFFECO Global, enables healthworkers to perform their duties with a high level of safety. By efficiently sterilising their clothes and shoes, the ‘Self Sanitisation Walk’ allows paramedics and other staff to gain an additional level of protection,” the executive director at Dubai Ambulance, Khalifa Aldrai, said.

The initiative is in line with the directives of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to ensure the safety of the community and the protection of frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.

The president and chief operating officer at SFFECO Global, Hadi Al Khatib, said it collaborated closely with Dubai Ambulance in transforming this project from concept to reality in 24 hours, as part of its commitment to serve the community and support efforts to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.

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