Hubballi: As the Covid-19 pandemic is raging, it is the first precautionary measure to wear a mask, to remain protected from the novel Coronavirus. With an intention to provide a three-layer mask to all the people at an affordable cost. The Young Indians (YI) Hubballi chapter donated 12 mask vending machines.
Speaking to reporters’ ophthalmologist Dr Shrinivas Joshi, founder Chair of Young Indians told that they would instal the machine at the public places such as markets, bus stands, railway stations and in busy areas.
“Each machine dispenses 100 masks, and YI will maintain these machines for the next six months. The machine dispenses one three-ply mask once a Rs two coin inserted in the machine. Each machine cost Rs 20,000,” he said.
Mumbai based company manufa
ctured these machines. Agarwal Agency has taken the job of refilling masks, said Joshi.
HDMC Commissioner Suresh Itnal hailed the efforts of YI, he said whenever the corporation seeks their support they always support the corporation and hailed their effort in this pandemic and expressed gratitude for extending support in the fight against the novel Coronavirus disease.
District-in-Charge Minister Jagdish Shettar, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi inaugurated the vending machines by inserting coins and got masks.
Dr Sameer Belwe, Kiran Agarwal, Sachin Tenginkai, Aishwarya Bhat, VSV Prasad and others present.