Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh discussed with experts the modalities of Installing the latest UV-C Disinfection Technology in the Parliament House. The latest technology helps to mitigate the Airborne Transmission of Covid-19.
The technology has been developed by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), affiliated with the Union Ministry of Science & Technology. The Upcoming Parliament Session will commence from the 19th of this month.
The Minister later informed that to begin with, the Technology meant for Mitigation of Airborne Transmission of SARS-COV-2 will be installed in the Central Hall, Lok Sabha Chamber, and Committee Rooms 62 and 63.
CSIR-CSIO has developed a UV-C Air Duct Disinfection System. The disinfection system can be used in Auditoriums, Large Conference rooms, Classrooms, Malls, etc. It provides a relatively safer environment for indoor activities in the current pandemic. It can also be used in Buildings, Transport vehicles, etc.
However, Dr. Jitendra Singh cautioned that even after installation of the new disinfection technology, everybody is advised to follow COVID Appropriate Behavior including Usage of Face Mask, Maintaining Social Distance, Avoiding Crowds, etc.
UV-C Technology deactivates Viruses, Bacteria, Fungus, and other Micro-organisms with appropriate dosages of 254nm UV light. The use of UV-C may also help in Ameliorating the Fungal infections being witnessed during the current wave of the pandemic.
The technology to Mitigate the Airborne Transmission of Covid-19 has been developed according to the requirements for the deactivation of the SARS COV-2 virus contained in an Aerosol with necessary Ventilation measures, Necessary safety and user guidelines and tested Bio-safety standards, etc.