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Covid: IIT Patna rolls out body disinfectant machine

Patna: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Patna on Monday launched a full body disinfected machine which was being incubated at the premier engineering cradle. National president of IMA Dr Sahajandanda Prasad and Director IIT Patna Trilok Nath Singh inaugurated it the presence of Dr Kumar, DS, AIIMS Patna, Yatendra Kumar Singh, Professor in charge incubation centre IIT Patna among others, the institute has informed in an official statement.

Trilok Nath on the occasion said, “IIT Patna is keen to promote innovations that are useful to the community and encourages entrepreneurs working in developing such indigenous solutions. The collaboration with AIIMS Patna will be beneficial for medical and health care innovators.”

The product has been developed by Kingshahi innovations.

“The machine was developed to prevent the spread of infectious diseases at interfaces of sterile and non-sterile area in a healthcare facility. The device is going to be useful beyond covid-19 as it can prevent the spread of other infectious diseases as well,” said Sahajnanda Prasad.

Barun Kumar Shahi, co-founder and CEO of Kingshahi said that successful validation of the product has been done by ICMR. Explaining the features of the product, he said, “It neutralizes infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria and fungus under 3 seconds to create congenial environment for the people.”

Body disinfectant machine inaugurated. TNC picture

IIT Patna has set up the incubation centre to promote innovation and to support startups. Incubation Centre IIT Patna having its expertise on Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) and medical Electronics has supported over 50 companies under its incubation program and develop more than 15 products since 2016.