The Universitas Indonesia Research Team from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA UI) developed two prototype tools to kill the source of the disease in the form of viruses and bacteria with ultraviolet (UV) light.
The two tools are tools that are held in the hand (hand held) and tools that are mounted on the wall (room sterilizer) specifically designed for medical purposes. Both of these tools will greatly help the Hospital which is currently overwhelmed with disinfectant aids due to scarcity and soaring liquid disinfectant prices in the midst of the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
Vice Rector of Research and Innovation Universitas Indonesia , Prof. Dr. rer nat. Abdul Haris said, “Handling the COVID-19 outbreak is a shared responsibility of all the nation’s children. For this reason, we are trying to mobilize a team of Experts and Researchers within the UI to jointly develop instruments that can help our health workers in carrying out their duties in the midst of the plague that hit various regions in Indonesia and has already claimed many lives.
This disinfecting instrument using UV light was developed by FMIPA UI Researchers and collaborated with other researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Nursing under the coordination of the UI Innovation Directorate and Science Techno Park UI. At present six units of prototype units are being prepared to be tested at the University of Indonesia Hospital (RSUI).