In a bid to stop the unfold of coronavirus an infection amongst its medical workers, the state-run J J Hospital right here has developed a transport chamber for contactless motion of Covid-19 sufferers throughout the premises.
Developed by the final surgical procedure division of the hospital with the assistance of engineers of a agency named Indomed Gadgets, the affected person transport ‘kavach’ goals to cut back the chance of an infection among the many hospital workers, guests and different sufferers.
Sanskrit phrase ‘kavach’ actually means an armour.
“The associated fee-effective glass transport trolley has a HEPA filter on the head finish, which filters out particles as small as 0.02 microns,” mentioned Amol Wagh, assistant professor of surgical procedure at J J Hospital.
“On a regular basis 1000’s of well being care employees check constructive for the an infection and need to be quarantined. This ends in scarcity of medical workers,” he mentioned.
Therefore, innovation in protecting gadgets is the necessity of the hour as medical workers has to spend lengthy hours in PPE kits, making it tough for them to offer required affected person care and remedy, Wagh added.
Talking concerning the innovation, head of surgical procedure, Dr Ajay Bhandarwar, who got here up with the idea, mentioned the trolley won’t solely forestall transmission of coronavirus, however it additionally shield Covid-19 sufferers with low immunity from contracting different infections from their environment.
Sufferers might be incubated within the trolley and checks, comparable to sonography, can be completed when the affected person is contained in the chamber, Wagh mentioned, including that engineers and specialists are engaged on methods to put in the chamber in ambulances and make it appropriate for CT scans.