Kong based Telecom Technology Limited, has launched
in Pune a state of the art portable Needle Incinerator
System, Nic1800. This incinerator completely eliminates
the perils associated with used needle stick injury,
at the point of use itself.
Mr. Jay Raman, the MD of Telecom Technology Limited,
stated at the launch that Needle stick injuries
pose a personal risk to Medical and Para medical
staff by making them more vulnerable to as many
as 23 major infections including HIV. He also said
that in a country like India, infected needles often
end up being reused by unscrupulous elements, thus
becoming a serious health hazard. Nic1800 would,
according to Mr Raman, enable hospitals clinics
and dispensaries to safely and efficiently dispose
of this extremely hazardous form of medical waste.
The uniqueness of Nic1800 lies in its patented
'sealed disposable cartridge mechanism.' The
entire process of electrically operated incineration
takes place inside the sealed cartridge, where the
full cartridge is melted at a temperature of 1700
degrees centigrade. Each cartridge can hold the
needle debris of 500 needles after which it is replaced.
Mr Raman pointed out that 20% of all AIDS cases
worldwide are caused by the re-use of infected needles
and India with more then three million HIV infected
people had the highest number of HIV cases.
Mr. Raman, when asked if Telecom Technology Limited
had any plans of manufacturing the product in India
said, "For the first year we would be importing
it and then if the volumes increase we would start
manufacturing here. The company is looking at several
people who could be manufacturing the product in
several parts of India. For the Pune launch I am
making my third visit to the city in two weeks.
We are serious about the country and are here to
stay," he added.
Nic1800 costs Rs 9, 500/- plus taxes and one would
get a cartridge free. Every additional cartridge
would cost Rs 500/- extra.
To avail of the product in Pune and Western Maharashtra,
Distributors of Nic 1800 could be contacted at the
M/S Pagalwar Agenies, Lokmat Bhavan, 3rd Floor,
Office Number 6, JM Road, Pune - 411004.
Phone: 553 6699 / 553 7599
By Rahul Surkund
Photos-Courtesy- Telecom Technology Limited