Airborne Infection Control to reduce TB transmission
With 2.84 million TB patients, India has the highest number of TB and MDR-TB cases and the second highest number of TB/HIV cases in the world [WHO, 2015].
TB is an airborne pathogen that spreads from person to person through “shared air”. Increased use of split air conditioners has only worsened indoor air quality by reducing natural ventilation. Hence, airborne infection control (AIC) measures are vital to control the spread of TB in hospitals and clinics.
AIC technologies reduce pathogen-laden air in one of 2 ways. One, by replacing it with clean air, using mechanical ventilation. Two, by eliminating pathogens, using room air cleaners.
Germicidal UV systems are cost-effective, easy to use, simple to install room air cleaners. They provides the highest RoI among all room air cleaner technologies.
Kira is a germicidal air cleaning system that eliminates pathogens from air by exposing them to UV-C light at 254 nm.
Kira is 9x more cost-effective that other room cleaning technologies, such as ionic air cleaners, and mechanical ventilation.
Installation and commissioning can be completed in a single day, without any interruption to routine hospital services.
Supplement you existing ventilation system and add effective air changes to patient care areas - simply, reliably and cost-effectively.
more cost-effective than mechanical ventilation or conventional air cleaners
Dr. Grigory Volchenkov, “Evaluation of Environmental Control: Effectiveness and Cost,” Course Material: Building Design and Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control, August 2016, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA.