A pulmonologist from Pune’s state-run Sassoon Hospital, Dr Sanjay Gaikwad, has prepared a mask to protect people from pollution and diseases like swine flu and TB
Dr Gaikwad and his wife have carried out extensive research on this reusable mask, which has 100% bacterial filtration efficiency.
The mask can give up to 95% protection from pollutants of 0.3 microns entering in the body. Dr Gaikwad has patented his research and the mask as well.
Air pollution is the major cause behind a number of pulmonary diseases. With the rise in pollution levels, thousands of people are suffering from respiratory diseases.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Sanjay Head of the Department, Pulmonary Medicine, at Pune’s Sassoon Hospital, said, “The bacterial filtration efficacy of the mask is 100%. The mask is reusable, as a user has to change the filter after 24 hours. The specialty of this mask is the double filtration. By which the user will get fresh air to breathe.”
Dr Gaikwad further added, “The mask protects the wearer from bacteria which can enter the body. If a person who is using the mask sneezes or coughs, the bacteria will not spread in the air. This will surely curb the infection as well. As disease like swine flu and TB are air-borne diseases.”
After passing several tests the mask has received a patent. And within three months, the mask will be available in the market for people to purchase.
Dr Gaikwad said, “The mask is very useful for the traffic policemen and the municipal workers who clean the streets. If used at a crowded place, the user will surely get protection from the bacteria in the air.”