KAMPALA – With sanitising gates predicted to become more commonplace in a post-COVID-19 world, one local firm, Wuza Limited has just launched its own solution, the Mulin 3000 and the Mulin 2000 sanitization booths.
One of the first homegrown products of its kind, Mulin sanitization booth is a walk-through offering that features an automatic 360-degree disinfection barrier that reportedly kills 99.9% of germs and viruses.
It has been launched, the company stated, as a solution “to support with the current pandemic and to help prevent the breakout of future pandemics,” with the first booth installed at the national referral hospital – Mulago Hospital as a donation.
These automated 3-in-1 full-body sanitization booths are wheelchair accessible and offer infrared temperature measurement, smart spray hand disinfection, and full-body disinfection. The full-body disinfection offered by the Mulin 3000 and Mulin 2000 kills the virus attached to clothing, accessories, or parts of the human body that are exposed to the spray.
The booth is eco-friendly, suitable for both children and adults, and safe for use on skin, Isaac Mulindwa the head of the company told reporters on Thursday.
The entire disinfection and sanitizing procedure are completed in 10 seconds.
Persons using the facility will have a temperature check before entering an enclosed channel for the 10-second disinfection and sanitizing procedures. The interior surface of the channel is equipped with an antimicrobial coating that can remotely kill viruses and bacteria on human bodies and clothing by using the technologies of the photocatalyst.
Sanitizing spray is also applied for instant disinfection.
“The innovation came because there was a need to address sanitization needs in this COVID-19 situation that we are facing in Uganda, and we realized it was cheaper to build the booths locally and create employment,” Mr. Mulindwa said.
He said that in crowded places such as schools, churches, and other public gatherings where social distancing can be difficult to follow, sanitization booths are an effective way for disinfection, and this also has huge potential for applications post the lockdown.
Dr. Baterana Byarugaba, Executive Director Mulago National Referral Hospital said that the donation will go a long way in maintaining the lives of Ugandans at Mulago Hospital.
“We promise that this equipment that given us, we are going to put into proper and good use,” he said adding that it is highly effective if used in conjunction with the other SOPs.
Wuza Limited Marketing Director and Global Strategist, Isaac Kigozi said the innovation is a great product to be installed and used in malls, schools, offices, public transport locations, healthcare venues, airports, hotels, restaurants and more.
“We cherish quality and that’s why we choose to get the best scanners, hand sanitizers, and sensors from Texas one of the best sources in the world,” Kigozi said.