IIT Madras, Department of Science and Technology, is developing a portable structure for Covid treatment - education

The science and technology department, in collaboration with an IIT Madras start-up, has developed a portable microstructure called “MediCAB” for COVID-19 treatment that is foldable and can be used over a doctor’s room, isolation room, medical room / an infirmary and an intensive care unit with two beds, said union minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Friday.

The summer time developed it in cooperation with “Modulus Housing”, the start-up founded by IIT Madras. They have developed a solution that uses a decentralized approach to identifying, managing and treating COVID-19 patients in local communities using portable microstructures.

“The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology has developed a solution with a decentralized approach to the detection, management and treatment of COVID-19 patients in cooperation with ‘Modulus Housing’ – a start-up founded by IIT Madras in develops local communities through portable microstructures, ”tweeted the Union minister.

Dr. Vardhan said in a tweet that the portable microstructure called “MediCAB” is foldable and consists of four zones – a doctor’s room, an isolation room, a medical room / infirmary and an intensive care unit with two beds in negative pressure.

These structures can be easily transported and installed in any geographic location in 2 hours with the help of four people, said Dr. Vardhan.

The cabins in the MediCAB are tightly closed and dust-tight. “MediCAB” can withstand harsh weather and heavy rainfall, he added.

He continued: “As of now, there is a 30-bed hospital in Chengalpet, Chennai, at a cost of 34 rupees, and a 12-bed hospital in Wayanad, Kerala, at a cost of 16 rupees in primary health care in Varadoor installed as four-zone hospitals. ”


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