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Mobile indoor disinfection sprayer to combat COVID-19

Scientists at CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur, have developed two mobile indoor Disinfection Sprayer units. These units can be used for cleaning and disinfecting pathogenic micro-organism effectively, especially in hospitals. Called Battery Powered Disinfectant Sprayer (BPDS) and Pneumatically ... Read More »

Marriott group reveals response to Covid-19

Marriott International has issued a statement disclosing its cleaning protocols in the time of covid-19. At the employee level, this includes an emphasis on hand hygiene and complete covid-related training. An internal communications hub has been launched to provide access ... Read More »

Railway coaches converted to covid care centers

To serve as a backup in case existing quarantine or isolation centers become full, Indian Railways is converting 5,000 train coaches into quarantine or isolation wards, which amounts to 40,000 beds, and is prepared to convert 15,000 more coaches.   Also ... Read More »

Drones deployed for sanitisation in Varanasi

Varanasi Smart City has engaged a Chennai-based drone company for spraying of sanitiser in selected areas of the city. Spraying of sanitizer through drones is prioritized for hot spots and containment areas, followed by Isolation areas, quarantined areas, shelter homes ... Read More »

Infection-proof fabrics to combat HAI

Over one-and-a-half years, Fabiosys Innovations – a startup incubated at IIT Delhi – has developed ‘infection-proof fabrics’ to prevent hospital acquired infections transmitted by coming into contact with contaminated textiles. Fabiosys’ fabrics kill around 99.9% of the pathogens in 1-2 ... Read More »

CoronaOven, a novel way to cull Covid19

While it is advised to wash groceries with soap and water, and wash masks before reuse, practically, it is very difficult to consistently do this. A non-contact, non-liquid solution is required to sterilise these items at one’s convenience.  According to ... Read More »

Air purifying technology to disinfect State hospitals

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has developed an air purifying technology developed by a company based at Science and Technology Park, Pune. This technology could offer an effective solution to fight against the coronavirus COVID-19 contagion by reducing ... Read More »

DRDO to make face masks & Sanitisation Chambers

In the ongoing efforts against the coronavirus pandemic, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been using scientific endeavours to develop products in an accelerated manner. The DRDO laboratories are working with industry partners for volume production of special face ... Read More »

HVAC system to prevent cross contamination

By now, we all know that Covid-19 is spread through respiratory droplets. While we are locked down in our respective homes, we are all looking forward to getting back to work in some form or the other, and are wondering ... Read More »

Coping with Operational Challenges

During COVID-19 lockdown, Tenon Group gives a peek into how it is coping up with numerous operational challenges at this time The Tenon FM, the facility management division of Tenon Group, has been working round the clock to clean, disinfect ... Read More »

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Lessons learnt and yet learning

Dr Dhruv Mamtora, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and Infection Control officer S. L. Raheja – Fortis associate Hospital The rapidly rising demand for cleaning products, personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand sanitizers, not only in the healthcare sector but in the ... Read More »