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‘Creating economic antimicrobial clean rooms in hospitals’

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Sadhna Nayyar

As we all know that cleanliness is an important factor in the healthcare industry, it is equally important to act upon it which will eventually help in reducing the spread of infections and diseases. Keeping hospitals clean is a crucial issue for patients’ safety. In order to create a difference in the hospital environment, suppliers like Hansraj Medical Nayyar India has been creating a change with their specialized medical equipments and devices which helps in keeping hospitals clean and bacteria free. There has been an increasing alarm in the role of keeping hospitals clean and bacteria free. Sadhna Nayyar

Established in 1925, Hansraj Medical Nayyar India is a company focused on medical devices and has decades of expertise in selling medical devices and equipments for various specialties. Speaking about making Antimicrobial Clean Rooms at Urban Healthcare Summit, Mumbai, Sadhna Nayyar, Managing Director, Hansraj Nayyar Medical said, “We have been focusing on this segment for the last 3 years and the focus is more on clean rooms which specifically means OT’s and ICU’s which epoxy coated and painted.”

Still Lagging Behind, Why?

Despite several implementations, hospitals in the country continue to face formidable challenges. One such challenge Sadhna Nayyar mentioned in her speech, is of the hygiene factor that is still hollow in the industry. The drawbacks in hospitals when it comes to clean rooms, half of them are tiled and the rest are painted. There is a formation of biofilms within the crevasses and if formed either in the tiles or in the paints, it is very difficult to remove it.

“Biofilms are bio cells embedded in extra cellular spaces which then throw the spores in the environment. According to the National Accreditation Board, it should be seamless, non porous and without minimum choice. “This is something which is not approved in most of the hospitals,” said Sandhya.

 Talking about modular operation theatres, Sandhya said,” People were bringing panels of steel and putting it in C channels across the room.”

“Another point of focus is the disadvantage of operation theatres in India which are made in steel and it can be seen rusting specially in areas which are close to the sea. There is no chemical or physical bond between the 2 panels, so whenever there is a crevasse, whether we fill it with silicon or whatever material available, it is bound to open. That’s exactly where the moisture sits and the bacteria grow behind the steel”, addressed Sandhya.

Moving further, Sandhya Nayyar talked about antimicrobial cladding, where she underlined the key properties such as excellent chemical resistance, high impact strength, dire retardant, water resistant, thermoformed, insulators, anti static, green certified high aesthetics.

“It can be applied on any clean surface where cleanliness is required, be it operation theatres, wards, corridors and across the length and breadth of the hospital”, said the Managing director, Hansraj Nayyar Medical.

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