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Covid-19: IIT Delhi makes anti-infection fabric to curb hospital infections

The team claims to have developed an affordable, novel textile-processing technology, which converts regular cotton fabric into infection-proof fabric

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However, the team has been working on the project for over a year with support from the government's Department of Science and Technology.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here has developed an "infection-proof fabric" to be used at hospitals to prevent hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). The development by "Fabiosys Innovations", a start-up incubated at IIT-Delhi, comes at a time when the world is dealing with the deadly coronavirus outbreak. However, the team has been working on the project for over a year with support from the government's Department of Science and Technology.

According to official statistics from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, for every 100 hospitalised patients in developing countries, 10 acquire HAIs and the risk is even higher at the time

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First Published: Mar 27 2020 | 12:21 PM IST

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