- Dr. Vimala Thomas, Director, commenced the initiative today in Hyderabad at the prestigious Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (TIMS)
- Signify is providing 44 UV-C Disinfection Chambers to 22 hospitals in the state
- Signify has been at the forefront of UV-C technology for over 35 years and aims to touch one lakh lives with this initiative across India
14 December 2020, Hyderabad– 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 hospitals in the state.
Dr. Vimala Thomas, Director, commenced the initiative today in Hyderabad at the prestigious Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (TIMS). Similar UV-C Disinfection Chambers were installed at the District Hospital, Sircilla and Government General Hospital, Nizamabad as well. These systems were inaugurated by the respective District Collectors of each district, Sri. D Krishna Bhaskar, IAS of Sircilla and Sri. C. Narayana Reddy of Nizamabad.
Speaking at the commencement event, Dr. Vimala Thomas, Director, TIMS said, “We cannot thank the frontline warriors enough for what they have done for the entire nation in the past few months and continue to strive with the same zest. I would like to commend Signify and Disha Foundation for this initiative and their effort to 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 etc. 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.