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UK Media: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care but remains in hospital

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Boris Johnson is back on a hospital ward after spending three nights in intensive care, and is in “extremely good spirits”, Downing Street has announced.

In a statement released on Thursday evening, a No 10 spokesman said: “The prime minister has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery.”

“Downing Street said PM will ‘receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery’”

Dominic Raab, who is deputising for Johnson, had earlier said the prime minister was making “positive steps forward”.

Speaking at the daily Downing Street press conference, Raab admitted he had not spoken to Johnson since the prime minister was admitted to hospital, but insisted the government continued to function smoothly.

Johnson had previously been described as sitting up, but he had not been playing any role in government decision-making while he received treatment at St Thomas’ hospital in London.

Asked if he had been in contact with the prime minister, Raab said: “Not yet. I think it’s important, particularly while he’s in intensive care, to let him focus on the recovery. We in the government have this covered.

“I chaired the Cobra meeting that I’ve just come from. We’re pursuing all the different strands of our strategy to defeat the coronavirus, and I’m confident we’ll get there.”

Raab has also been chairing the daily Covid-19 committee meetings of the cabinet, which are attended by the health secretary, Matt Hancock, the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, and the cabinet office minister, Michael Gove.

Hancock welcomed the news that the prime minister had left intensive care, saying: “I know our amazing NHS staff have given him their characteristic world-class care.”

On Thursday evening, just after the 8pm “Clap for Carers” where people across the country came out to applaud healthcare and key workers, the prime minister’s fiancee, Carrie Symonds, showed her appreciation for the NHS by tweeting a picture of a rainbow and a series of clapping emojis.

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DRDO develops ‘Ultra Swachh’ for disinfection of PPEs and other materials

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a disinfection unit named Ultra Swachh to disinfect a wide range of materials

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Great Achievement of DRDO:

DRDO is a part of Indian “NAV RATAN’ organizations. DRDO has marked uncountable achievements and has written its name in the book of India Achievement History. If anyone knows little about DRDO, will not about DRDO capabilities. This disinfection unit is another milestone.

DRDO develops 'Ultra Swachh' for disinfection of PPEs and other materials

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DRDO develops ‘Ultra Swachh’ for disinfection of PPEs and other materials

Ultra Swachh disinfection Unit

Ultra Swachh disinfection Unit – Image Credit – DD News

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a disinfection unit named Ultra Swachh to disinfect a wide range of materials, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), electronics items, fabrics, etc.

Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS), the Delhi based laboratory of DRDO has developed this product with industry partner M/s Gel Craft Healthcare Private Ltd, Ghaziabad.

The system uses an advanced oxidative process comprising of multiple barrier disruption approaches using Ozonated Space Technology for disinfection.

The system is double layered with specialised Ozone sealant technology assuring trapping of ozone for the necessary disinfection cycle. It also has a catalytic converter to ensure environment-friendly exhaust i.e. only oxygen and water.

The system is in compliance with International Standards of Industrial, Occupational, Personal and Environmental Safety. The Ultra Swachh comes in two variants namely Ozonated Space and Trinetra Technology. Trinetra technology is a combination of Ozonated space and radical dispenser. Treatment is optimised with automation for quick disinfection cycle.

The system operates on 15 Ampere, 220 Volts, 50 Hertz power supply. The system has been provided with various safety features such as emergency shutdown, door interlocks, dual door, delay cycle, and leak monitors, etc to ensure safe operations for a longer duration. Dimensions of the Industrial Cabinet are 7’x4’x3.25’ to disinfect large quantity at a time. Cabinets of different sizes will be available for the industry.

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News Source: Ministry of Defence and DRDO

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