THE ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has left a trail of grief, confusion and fear, among other things.
To ensure that its patients as well as the public stay safe, Sunway Medical Centre (SunMed) has implemented several measures.
SunMed is the first private hospital in Malaysia to equip itself with the Hyper Light Disinfection Robot.
This is a specially designed robot made to prevent healthcare-associated infection by means of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) disinfection method.
The germicidal UV (254nm UVC) is capable of killing and inactivating microorganisms.
Hyper Light not only improves the environmental hygiene, but also protects patients and healthcare workers from cross infection.
Ultimately, reducing healthcare-associated infection can result in better quality of care.
Hyper Light is used to eradicate more than 99.99% of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses and pathogens.
It can’t fully replace terminal cleaning process but can enhance it, providing a double protection on top of the terminal cleaning.
UVC will only be harmful if there is prolonged exposure.
Another first for a private hospital, is the innovative Covid-19 testing pod.
The pod allows SunMed’s frontliners to conduct testing for suspected Covid-19 cases in a safe and efficient manner without the fear of contracting the virus.
The pod also helps to reduce the usage of personal protective gear (PPE).
Adding to the safety features at the hospital are two units of negative pressure cabin placed outside the Accident and Emergency Department to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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