Mr. Ganapuram Venu
(Principal Scientist from CSIR-NAL) Bengaluru
COVID-19 has emerged as a pandemic and shook the whole world. During this crisis, the real lifesavers i.e. Doctors and health workers, are the front runners in combating this deadly virus. In the process of saving the lives of people, they are putting their lives at stake. Thousands of doctors and lakhs of health workers have got infected while serving the people and many of them have succumbed to this deadly virus.
Though they wear PPE, it is not providing adequate safety to prevent infection. As saving a Doctor/Healthcare worker's life will in turn save millions of lives, it is the need of the hour to safeguard them. With this intention and motive, the "Jeevam - An UVSC" was invented and developed. Researches and observations found that the doctors and healthcare workers are infected during the "DOFFING" (removal of PPE) process, and this has become a nightmare to them. The solution is Jeevam - a lifesaver for the real lifesavers. The approach is to sanitize and disinfect the PPE worn doctor after treating the patient and prior to doffing.
Jeevam is an Ultraviolet irradiation based device to sanitize the doctors with PPE and ensures complete disinfection to boost confidence for doffing. Jeevam works with UVC within the safe limits of irradiation for humans by following US-FDA/OSHA/ACGIH guidelines. It is tested for its efficacy on different viruses, bacteria, and mold by NABL accredited laboratory. Experiments were conducted to ensure safety to humans while they are getting sanitized in Jeevam. It is certified by Dr. Shireen Furtado a reputed dermatologist from Aster CMI Hospital, that Jeevam is safe for human skin, And it is also said that Jeevam is a boon for doctors and recommended its usage during this pandemic. Jeevam which is a unique device in the world and first of its kind, is been designed for optimum intensity and dosages as with utmost care to ensure effectiveness on viruses while being safe for humans. On a concluding note, the motto of Jeevam is to "gift qualitative time to doctors & health care workers to be with their families and boost their confidence". Jeevam is a patented device and has got licensed from CDSCO of MOHFW, Government of India. Jeevam is developed in the interest of nation for the noble cause in an individual capacity.