- The initiative was commenced today at the State TB Training and Demonstration Centre (STDC), Aundh Chest Hospital Building, Aundh, Pune by Dr. N. D. Deshmukh, CMO/Director, STDC, Pune and Dr. Ashok Nandapurkar, Civil Surgeon, Pune
- Signify is providing 43 UV-C Disinfection Chambers to 12 hospitals and 15 Police stations in Pune
- Signify has been at the forefront of UV technology for over 35 years and aims to touch one lakh lives with this initiative across India
23rd December 2020, Pune : Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) Innovations India Limited has partnered with Disha Foundation to enhance the personal safety of frontline COVID warriors in Pune using UV-C Lighting. Under this initiative, the company is installing 43 of its UV-C Disinfection Chambers across 12 hospitals and 15 police stations in the city.
Speaking at the commencement event at the State TB Training and Demonstration Centre (STDC), Dr. N.D. Deshmukh, CMO/Director, STDC, Pune said, “Covid warriors are at the forefront of our fight against COVID-19 and their persistent hard work during these difficult times is highly laudable. This initiative by Signify and Disha Foundation will go a long way to show the appreciation and support of the society for their work, and will enhance their safety, which is of utmost importance”.
In his welcome address at the inaugural event at STDC, Pune, Dr. Ashok Nandapurkar, Civil Surgeon, Pune, said, “We cannot thank the frontline worriers 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 and am very pleased to be a part of it.”
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.