Tata Steel develops covid swab collection unit1 min read . Updated: 04 Sep 2020, 08:23 AM IST
- The swab collection unit can be used by hospitals, testing labs as well as by commercial and industrial firms inside their manufacturing plants and townships
NEW DELHI: Nest-In, the construction solutions business venture of Tata Steel, has developed a covid-19 swab collection unit that claims to have a risk-free and safer sample collection process for healthcare workers.
The unit ensures contact-less exchange of test-tubes and is equipped with a two-way mic and speaker system that allows clear communication between the healthcare professional and the patient.
It is equipped with an in-built disinfectant spray and toughened glasses to ensure clear visibility as well as safety of both healthcare professionals and patients, the company said in a statement.
Th unit can be used by hospitals, testing labs as well as by commercial and industrial firms inside their manufacturing plants and townships.
Nest-In has developed several customised solutions to help the country in the fight against the pandemic, including quarantine and isolation wards, portable toilets and ICU Cabins. It has quarantine and isolation cabins for a 550-bed covid-19 isolation facility in Kasargod, Kerala, spanning 80,000 sq. ft.
The Centre on Thursday pulled up states with high rate of covid cases among healthcare workers and asked them to evaluate the situation.
Telangana (18%), Maharashtra (16%), Delhi (14%), Karnataka (13%), Puducherry (12%) and Punjab (11%) have a high rate of infection among healthcare workers.