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Task Force Chair Tours Poly

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   March 29, 2021
PIC: Delegates during the tour at the Design Studio
The Co-Chairperson of the Presidential task force on Corona Virus in Malawi, Dr Wilfred Chalamira Nkhoma visited the Polytechnic to inspect the innovations which have been manufactured in response to the fighting of the Corona Virus pandemic.

The tour took place on Thursday, March 25, 2021 where he visited the Polytechnic Innovation Design Studio and the Chemistry Laboratory.

The team had the chance to view the innovations such as; the pedal water dispenser, reusable protective face shields, flexible 3D printed masks, UVGI Mask and face shield decontamination unit, Low-cost ventilators, Drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), Full Body Decontamination Unit and the Polytechnic branded Hand sanitizer.

Speaking after the tour, the Co-Chairperson explained that he was impressed with the items he had seen during the tour and has pledged support to the college for the items to be commercialized.

In her remarks, Acting Principal, Dr Nancy Chitera, highlighted that it is the wish of the college to partner with the industry so that these things should be produced in bulk.

Dr Chitera added that some of the items have been sold to institutions like Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, FDH and many other organizations.

Dr Chalamira Nkhoma was accompanied by the National Coordinator on Corona Virus, Dr Bridon M’baya and other colleagues.

 

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