Gurugram based startup O2 cure has launched an air purification device, Plug & Play which neutralises the active SARS-CoV-2 virus by 99 percent from air and surfaces
In the last week, India reported 22.50 lakh COVID-19 cases - the highest number of cases reported by any country in any seven-day period since the beginning of the pandemic. On Tuesday, the country had 3.60 lakh cases in a day.
The resurgence of the virus has put immense pressure on India’s healthcare system – choked hospitals are reeling under the shortage of oxygen and medicines, and the prices of oxygen cylinders, concentrators, and essential medicines has shot up on the black market. With experts saying that India’s mammoth second wave is yet to peak, preventive measures have taken the spotlight.
In this pandemic outbreak, O2 Cure joined the fight against Covid-19 with its air purification device, Plug & Play that claims to neutralize the corona virus
The active air purifier uses advanced technology to purify and treat microbials in an area up to 500 sq ft. The company claims the device can “effectively neutralise coronavirus by 99.9 percent from air and surfaces” at homes, offices, gyms, and more.
The air purification brand is owned and operated by Gurugram-based Zeco Aircon, a manufacturer of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) management systems since 1989. Founded by Ravi Singhal, Zeco Aircon manufactures products under four verticals — air conditioning, air purification, air distribution, and insulation.
Kartik Singhal, Director, Zeco Aircon, joined his father’s business in 2013 as a trainee engineer and started O2 Cure in January 2020.
Joined hands with hospitals
Kartik offers advice on what to look for while buying an air purifier: a pre-filter to filter out PM10 particles, HEPA filter, activated carbon filter, and clean air delivery rate (CADR). “A good purifier not only neutralises the COVID-19 virus but also makes the air cleaner,” he adds.
“We believe our purifier, priced at Rs 41,999, is one of the most competent products to eliminate the threat against respiratory diseases and cross-infections in indoor spaces,” he says.
It has installed more than 200 air purifiers in the COVID wards of hospitals, including Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Lilavati Hospital, Nanavati Hospital, and Medicity Hospital.
In February this year, O2Cure announced a collaboration with actor, entrepreneur, and fitness enthusiast Suneil Shetty. “Unlike other air purifier brands in the market, these products are really helpful in not only controlling airborne diseases but also neutralising the novel coronavirus up to 99 percent,” Suneil said.