Dico Systems Limited, a Ghanaian owned Company, which provides electrical engineering services in systems for space applications, has donated a full Body Sanitization Machine worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research at the University of Ghana Legon.
Presenting the Machine to the Institute, Mr. Kweku Apeadu, the Director who doubles as a Consultant for Dico Systems reiterated that his outfit is fully aware of the threats and dangers of our current situation as regards the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
The company has come up with a system which will enable us reduce the exposure for the whole population of Ghana.
“We have come up with a system that will help people to be able to understand that in order for you to enter into any building during the pandemic era, one needs to sanitise literally every part of the body, including your feet and hands and in doing that, the company thought it will be best to come over to Noguchi to perform a demonstration on how the model is used and go further to donate a model because of the fact that, the institute has been in the forefront of all scientific findings in terms of COVID-19 in Ghana, hence a perfect place to start with a donation of a sort,” Mr Apeadu noted.
Walking the gathering through how the machine operates, Mr. Apeadu mentioned that the machine comprises of a sand-sanitizer, a hand-dryer and a demystifier that will clean the entire body as you go through the system.
“It is with great pleasure that we present this machine to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research. We the staff and Directors from Dico are proud of the work that the institute has been doing, again we are very aware of the manner in which the Institute stood in the frontline with all the other frontline workers in Ghana to be able to help protect the citizenry and on our part, we feel this is a token that we can offer to be able to augment as well as strengthen what you do here” Mr. Apeadu said.
Receiving the machine on behalf of Management and staff of the Institute, Professor Abraham Kwabena Anang, Director of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, mentioned that the machine fits well into what they do at the Institute thus; one can walk through the machine and be completely disinfected.
He added that the way the machine has been put together will help to promote the full body sanitizing as well as the hand-washing under running water.
“I acknowledge that once you have come, the partnership is strengthened further, we know that it doesn’t end here, the future holds a relationship for us”, Prof. Anang added.
On behalf of the management and staff of the Institute, Prof Anang, thanked the Management of Dico Systems for the donation as he was extremely excited that the chamber was manufactured in Ghana.
Responding to questions from journalists and other dignitaries at the event, Dr. Dennis Darry, a consultant for Dico Systems, mentioned that the disinfectant that comes with the machine is Hydrogen-Peroxide which comes at a concentration of three percent.
According to him, research has shown that, it is very safe for the human skin and has no irritation when in contact with any part of the human body.
“We can guarantee that our mist is biologically safe for the skin, hence you can pass through the machine with no worries,” Dr. Darry reiterated.