Thumbnail: MediCAB hospitals: Scaling up high-impact health technology
YT Title: Project Extension Hospitals: Portable medical set-up to enhance health technology
Tweet Text: Government initiates Project Extension Hospitals to up-scale high-impact health technology.
Under this, @ModulusHousing, an @iitmadras incubated startup has developed
MediCAB to treat COVID19 patients & make India future-ready under any disaster.
India is always future-ready in the face of any disaster.
Even as the COVID-19 cases surged in different parts of the country and infrastructure in hospitals came under immense pressure, India pushed through many challenges posed by COVID-19 with new innovations in Health infrastructure.
Among these many advancements, Innovative modular hospitals came as a huge relief during the second of COVID-19.
What are Modular Hospitals?
Modular hospitals are an extension of hospital infrastructure that can be built adjacent to an existing hospital building. They are consist of various life-support equipment and medical devices.
After identifying the requirements of around 50 hospitals in states that were reporting the highest number of Covid-19 cases, the government of India has initiated Project Extension Hospitals.
This project aims to set up 20-100 bedded hospitals in 10 days to 4 weeks, in various districts which are seeing a rapid surge of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Under this premises, Modulus Housing, a start-up incubated at IIT Madras has developed the MediCAB hospitals which enable building a 100-bedded extension facility in 3-weeks’ time.
MediCAB hospitals are designed with a dedicated zone of Intensive Care Units that can accommodate various life-support equipment and medical devices.
Interview Description of MediCAB
These negative pressure portable hospitals are future-ready.
They have the durability of around 25 years, and can also be shifted in the future for any disaster response in less than a week.
Prospect & Collaborations by Modulus Housing
The first batch of 100 bedded hospitals is being commissioned at Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh); Amravati, Pune, and Jalna (Maharastra); Mohali (Punjab), and a 20-bed hospital at Raipur (Chhattisgarh). Bengaluru (Karnataka) will have one each of 20-, 50-, and 100-beds in the first phase.
Interview – aspects regarding collaborations and future roadmap
How is MediCAB going to be a lifesaver in any future surge of COVID-19 or unforeseen disasters?
Modulus Housing has started deploying medical extension hospitals with the help of the American Indian Foundation (AIF). Mastercard, Texas Instruments, Zscaler, PNB Housing, Goldman Sachs, Lenovo, and NASSCOM Foundation have also extended CSR support.
These rapidly deployable – portable hospitals will bridge a major health infrastructure gap in India’s fight against COVID-19, especially in rural areas and smaller towns.
In fact, currently, the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India, is working towards securing CSR support to implement these projects in different areas across the nation.
That is all in this segment, stay tuned for more such updates from all across India!