Signify Innovations India Limited partners with People-to-people health foundation PPHF) to enhance the personal safety of frontline COVID warriors in Delhi. Supporting the initiative, the company is installing 160 of its UV-C Disinfection Chambers across 44 hospitals & 26 police stations in Delhi and is also backed by the office of Delhi Dy. CM.
Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director AIIMS, commenced the initiative in AIIMS, Delhi, and 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 People to People Health Foundation go a long way to show the appreciation and support of the society for their work, and enhance their safety, which is of the utmost importance”.
The technology used in chambers has been tested at National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEILD) at Boston University and the laboratory of the Department of Materials Engineering at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to effectively deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
Sumit Joshi, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Signify Innovations India, said: “Signify has always stood for a cause that aims at giving back to the society. These are trying times for all of us and, we are more than happy to step forward and help those in need. The UV-C technology has proven to be very effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus and, we aim to help 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. By safeguarding them, the company aims to ensure that these frontline workers can continue to do their noble and critical work, for which the country is grateful to them.
Dr. Laxmikant Palo, Chief Executive officer of, People to People Health Foundation (PPHF), said: “We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Dy. CM Office & Delhi Police commissioner office 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.”