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Now, mobile ICUs to join war on Covid

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Deputy CM gives thumbs up to private company’s innovation

BENGALURU:

After mobile testing kiosks, it is the turn of mobile ICUs to join the war against Covid.

Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan on Saturday had a look at the ICUs which are housed in repurposed containers. The company, Rinac India Limited, is known for setting up sanitised operation theatres and clean rooms in hospitals.

Dr. Narayan appreciated the innovation and said these ICUs can be easily moved anywhere.

The DCM, who is also in charge of setting up Covid Care Centres, said 10 ‘container ICUs’ will be deployed on a pilot basis at KC General Hospital in Malleswaram. Each mobile ICU has five beds.

Dr. Narayan said that these mobile ICUs donated by Rinac will be especially useful in times of crisis like the current pandemic or natural calamities.

Safety measures

Entry of health officials will be through an air lock and patients through a different door. The ICU will have a CCTV to monitor the work remotely, thereby limiting the exposure of health personnel.

Specs of mobile ICU

Size – 40 ft x 10 ft x 8 ft

Beds – 5

Toilet – 1

Lights

Fan /Ac – Optional

Camera – Optional

Corridor Module- Optional

Advantages

*Prefabricated 5-bed modules shifted by trailer

*Easy to deploy, including multiple containers at any location

*Easy to clean and maintain

*Airtight, making it easy to isolate each bed

*Insulated, hence no heat ingression

*Can be converted for use as forest guest house, primary health centres, etc.

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