October 25, 2020

Mumbai’s J J hospital develops a contact much less transport chamber to maneuver COVID-19 sufferers



MUMBAI: In a bid to forestall the unfold of coronavirus an infection amongst its medical employees, the state-run J J Hospital right here has developed a transport chamber for contactless motion of COVID-19 sufferers inside 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 scale back the chance of an infection among the many hospital employees, 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 take a look at optimistic for the an infection and need to be quarantined. This ends in scarcity of medical employees,” he mentioned.

Therefore, innovation in protecting gadgets is the necessity of the hour as medical employees has to spend lengthy hours in PPE kits, making it tough for them to supply required affected person care and therapy, Wagh added.

Talking in regards to the innovation, head of surgical procedure, Dr Ajay Bhandarwar, who got here up with the idea, mentioned the trolley won’t solely stop transmission of coronavirus, nevertheless it additionally shield COVID-19 sufferers with low immunity from contracting different infections from their environment.

Sufferers could be incubated within the trolley and assessments, corresponding to sonography, can be executed 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 suitable for CT scans.