Hyderabad, Dec 14 (Agency) Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) Innovations India Limited has partnered with Disha Foundation to enhance the personal safety of frontline COVID warriors in Telangana using UV-C Lighting. Under this initiative, the Company is installing 44 of its UV-C Disinfection Chambers across 22 government hospitals in the state. Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (TIMS) Director Dr. Vimala Thomas, commenced the initiative at its Institute here on Monday.
Similar UV-C Disinfection Chambers were also installed at the District Hospital in Sircilla and Government General Hospital in Nizamabad as well, where these systems were inaugurated by the respective District Collectors D Krishna Bhaskar, (Sircilla) and C. Narayana Reddy ( Nizamabad) respectively. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Vimala said, that the efforts of Signify and Disha Foundation would contribute towards the fight against Covid-19.” These chambers use UV-C technology to disinfect the surfaces of high touch objects such as visitor tags, phones, bags, laptops, wallets, glasses in a matter of minutes depending on the size of the object. The technology used in these chambers has been tested at National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEILD) at Boston University and the laboratory of Department of Materials Engineering at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to effectively deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Speaking about the initiative, Signify Vice-Chairman and Managing Director Sumit Joshi, said, the UV-C technology has proven to be very effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus and we aim to help the society with our innovations in this sector.
The Coronavirus continues to impact society and this initiative will help these few people stay safe and sanitized, especially the most vulnerable.” This concerted effort by Signify will support over 250 hospitals, 90 police stations and 30 old age homes across 18 cities in the country, positively impacting over one lakh people. Commenting on the initiative, Disha Foundation Executive Director Dr. Subhojit Dey, said, “We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Telangana government for supporting this cause and to Signify Innovations India for providing the latest technology that will keep our frontline warriors and the elderly in our society safe and healthy.” UV-C light should always be used in accordance with the safety requirements and instructions to avoid humans and animals from being exposed to it was given since it can damage their skin and