(MENAFN - Arab News) King fahd medical city (kfmc) recently purchased 12 cutting-edge technology portable disinfection systems to eradicate organisms including but not limited to the hospital and ambulances.
while the immediate need is to combat the coronavirus the technology will kill all infection causing pathogens in the environment thereby reducing the probability of infections.
the technology high intensity uv-c light breaks the dna and/or rna of the organism and prevents the organism from reproducing thereby killing the organism.
according to john morrow ceo of us-based uv-c technologies llc studies have proven that manually disinfecting a hospital room is around 50 percent effective. 'using our automated uv-c device the kill rate of pathogens is 99.99 percent. additionally this high level disinfection is accomplished in approximately 15 minutes thereby reducing hospital room turnover time."
this technology is utilized quite extensively in the united states as a means of controlling infections in hospitals surgery centers ambulances offshore oil rigs and hotels.
dr. mahmood yamany ceo of kfmc states: 'king fahd medical city is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for patients families and employees. this new technology will greatly enhance the care given at kfmc and reduce the chance of infection from mers or any other pathogen."
uv-c technologies llc is a us-based company that specializes in disinfection through the utilization of uv-c energy.