Muscat: Al Nahda Hospital has installed Vidashield, an air purification technology, in its minor eye surgery room.
“To reduce the risk of spreading infections in the minor eye surgery room where sterile procedures are done, we installed the Vidashield unit in the room to see how effective the system would be in lowering contaminates in the air,” a member from Cyclone Group said.
“Our plan is to instal additional Vidashield units in key areas of the hospital to continue giving our staff and patients clean air to breath, by reducing bacteria, viruses and odours,” the member added.
According to Cyclone Group, there was a 90 per cent reduction in infection-causing pathogens less than two months after the installation of the system.
“Vidashield has produced wonderful results for us at Al Nahdha Hospital and we highly recommend this solution to other hospitals,” the member from Cyclone Group said. The system was earlier installed at the American Dental Centre.
“Vidashield has produced wonderful results for us at the American Dental Centre of Oman and we highly recommend this solution to other dental facilities,” Dr. Firas Al Habaj from the American Dental Centre said.
“Any one of my 20 patients per day could walk in carrying a contagious virus or bacteria that could spread throughout my clinic, infecting other patients and staff. Treating the air constantly with Vidashield is a big part of keeping my clinic clean and safe for anyone who enters,” Al Habaj added.
“To maximise the effectiveness of the air purification system, we installed Vidashield units throughout our dental center, focusing on the waiting room and the treatment areas. Since the Vidashield systems have been in place, odours have diminished and the quality of the air has improved,” he said.