Karnataka launches AI-driven movable hospitals to contain Co
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Karnataka on 20 August launched an Artificial Intelligence-(AI) driven movable hospital, designed in the form of pods to contain the spread of contagious diseases such as Covid-19 and prevent cross-contamination at hospitals.

Developed by Vevra, a Bengaluru-based startup, the movable hospital, named Vevra Pods, was e-launched by Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar. The government has so far not specified where the pod hospitals will be placed.

Major features of the pods, as claimed by the developers, include:

• An antechamber airlock room to provide a safe area for healthcare professionals to don and doff gear, and to store medical supplies.

• Controls quantity and quality of the air being circulated in and out of the room with a minimum of 12 air changes per hour through HEPA filters, UVC lights, and a high-end exhaust system.

• Fire resistance structure, anti-bacterial wall, and bacterial and chemical resistance flooring used.

• Attached toilets and shower cubicles with UVC lights.

• Provision for oxygen supply, analyser as per guidelines. Integrated with a device to monitor oxygen supply pressure.

• Device embedded to measure the oxygen concentration delivered by ventilators or breathing systems along with a failure alarm system.

• Fitted with RO water purifier, geyser in the shower area, 500-litre water storage tank along with mobile sewage treatment plant.

• Fire alarm, extinguisher and emergency system with safe evacuation plan

The company added that the pods are re-usable after the Covid-19 pandemic, with 15 to 20 years’ structural warranty.

Sources: https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/bangalore/karnataka-launches-ai-driven-movable-hospitals-to-contain-covid-19-here-are-its-features-6563306/
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