Lending a helping hand during COVID-19 hard times

Express Healthcare - 17th June 2020

In a scenario where the world is hit by a pandemic, it is a must for more and more people and businesses to collaborate and deal with this crisis. Three startups – Medcords, MinionLabs, and Melzo set an example by doing their bit In order to boost India’s entrepreneurial and small business community, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Government of India (GOI), in partnership with WhatsApp, had organized ‘Startup India – WhatsApp Grand Challenge’ last year wherein a total of five startups had won a grant of $250,000. This year, three of these winners– Minion Labs, Medcords, and Melzo are helping the country to fight the COVID-19 battle. Bengaluru-based MinionLabs, which was also the winner of the WhatsApp Grand Challenge, helps businesses to save 12-16 percent on their annual electricity costs, leveraging a machine-learning approach, and improve productivity by providing real-time electricity consumption insights. Of late, the start-up has introduced Minion UV Saaph (MUVS) to ensure that everyone is prepared to face the challenge and threat posed by the growing pandemic of COVID-19. Priced at Rs 10,999, MUVS looks like a 28-liter microwave oven and can disinfect any and everything using UV-C. As of now, it has not secured any big hospitals but has been sold to over 20 small clinics in Bengaluru. With regards to battling COVID-19, Gokul Srinivas, Founder, and CEO, MinionLab, informed that the MUVS solution is designed to disinfect surfaces from pathogens like viruses, bacteria, fungicides, and other microorganisms by using UV-C lamps in less than 10 minutes. “It cannot offer a cure for infected patients but can prevent the virus from spreading through packages, supermarket deliveries, or take away. It is our unwavering belief that technology is and should contribute to this collective fight against COVID-19 that could be a potentially long-lasting public health crisis,” he said.

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