Indo-Portuguese product is a veritable movable hospital
The fight against the coronavirus has gone to the next level, with Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar launching ‘healtjhcare pods’ developed by Indian company Vevra in collaboration with Portuguese company InnoWave.
The pods are veritable movable hospitals integrated with Artifical Intelligence and help in containment of contagious diseases.
Director of Jayadeva Institute Dr CN Manjunath, MCI member Dr Vivek Jawali and officials of the two companies were present at the e-launch.
The pods come in five variants — general pod, ICU pod, doctors’ stay pod, operation theatre pod and scanning room pod. Each pod can accommodate 4-9 beds and requires a minimum of 500 sq ft.
An airlock room provides a safe changing area for healthcare professionals. Negative air pressure in the pod helps contain airborne diseases such as TB, flu and Covid-19.
The pods have an integrated A-C and feature 12 air changes per hour through HEPA filters, UVC lights and a high-end exhaust system.
They are fire resistant and have anti-bacterial walls and floors. They have attached toilets and showers with UVC lights.
Among other features are a 500-litre water storage tank, a mobile sewage treatment plant, CCTV surveillance, UPS power backup, an advanced nurse call system and a code blue system.