When the entire nation was banging utensils, clapping and lighting Diyas, ignoring the real issues, this mechanic who studied till 5th standard recognised the issue India is facing and came up with a unique solution. The mechanic’s invention is an example of Muslims patriotic and unity spirit. Naharu Khan from Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur made an automatic sanitizing machine to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic.

According to the reports, the COVID-19 positive cases have been increasing faster than earlier. Unfortunately, India does not have an efficient health care system in place to combat the Coronavirus pandemic. Even, the Indian government does not seem to have a sound plan of action either. Doctors who are in the frontline, treating the COVID-19 patients, are scared of getting infected with the deadly virus as they don’t have sufficient protection equipment.

Naharu, even though being a small mechanic, recognised the issues and used his skills to make the unique automatic sanitizing machine. Naharu said while talking to the news agency ANI that looking at the scale of infection of the virus, he could understand that the people and administration are facing problems.

The machine is 5 feet wide and 7 feet long. The machine has six spray nozzles which will spray the sanitiser as soon as a person enters. The spray will automatically stop when the person exits. Naharu took only 48 hours to make this sanitizing machine.

Naharu donated the machine to the Indira Gandhi hospital in Madhya Pradesh. After the examination of the machine by the district health officer Dr Adhir Kumar Mishra, the automatic sanitizer machine is installed at the hospital. Collector Manoj Pushp also appreciated Naharu’s effort.

“The machine cost me Rs 1.5 lakh, but I will not charge a penny for the machine installed in the hospital,”

Naharu Khan said.

Naharu has previously invented some machines for agricultural products like potatoes, garlic, onions and wheat. He also received an award under the small scale industries unit category by central minister Prakash Jawadekar, MP Hansraj Hans and the then Chief Minister Kamal Nath.

This is not Naharu’s first attempt to do something for society. He is an example of communal unity in the city, having donated generators to the temple. He is also providing food packets to around 500 people every day to lockdown affected people following the Coronavirus outbreak.


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