Department of Science Technology okays tech that can clear room air in an hour
NEW DELHI: To ensure the well-being of the health staff, doctors and nurses working, the Department of Science Technology (DST) has approved a technology that can clean up the air and disinfect areas exposed to COVID-19 infection in hospitals and quarantine facilities.
The pilot project has been approved for 1,000 hospitals in Maharashtra. The technology, developed by Pune-based company Scitech Park, reduces the viral load of infected areas within a room significantly within an hour.
The technology has been developed under the NIDHI PRAYAS program initiated by DST, which has released `1 crore to manufacture and scale up the product.
The negative ion generator, titled Scitech Airon, helps to control virus, bacteria, and fungal infections in a closed environment and could clean up the air and disinfect the areas exposed to infection, said the DST.