In a bid to combat the novel COVID19 pandemic, Bindura University of Science Education received a generous donation from its alumnus, Joseph Matangira through his company Afro-Asia International on Friday 12 June 2020 at the Town Campus Library.
The donation comes as a welcome move in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic. The Walking Human Body Detector is ideal for places where they are high volumes of human traffic, and it has less human interaction as compared to hand held thermometers. Equipped with biometric systems the Walking Human Body Detector machine has a sensor temperature tester which uses the wrist, palm and or head. The machine detects and records human temperature and it has an inbuilt sensor that is triggers an alarm if it detect high body temperature in a person who walks, allowing immediate COVID 19 response in line with set WHO guidelines.
The donation was received by the Vice Chancellor Professor Eddie Mwenje who welcomed the kind gesture from Mr Matangira. In his acceptance speech the Vice Chancellor emphasized that the alumni are an important resource to any institution of learning. As such he encouraged staff members present to instill and impart values to the students as they interact with them.
Professor Mwenje further highlighted that the fight against the Corona Virus was not a one man band but required effort from all. Afro-Asia’s donation will go a long way in monitoring human temperatures for students and staff as they go in and out of the Library. He further underscored that the University had taken an active role in fighting the pandemic. The Vice Chancellor explained that to date the University had produced 85000 litres of hand sanitizers and 55000 masks, some of which had been given to Natpharm.
The function was attended by the Provincial Development Coordinator, members of the Executive, Deans and Students representatives.