Covid: Kilpauk hospital gets modular ICU units

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, through a virtual event, inaugurated two modular ICU units installed at the Government Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, to treat Covid-19 cases.

The “first of its kind’ modular ICU units are equipped with modern facilities. According to a release, ‘each unit have five beds with state-of-the-art facilities, medical air conditioned to maintain 22-25 Deg C, provision to provide 12-16 fresh air, HEPA filter with Efficiency: 99.999% Down to 0.3μ and Pre & inter Filter, Specialised AHU & Refrigeration to cater to the high demand and contained UV treatment to kill pathogens in the supply & exhaust air.” They were donated to the hospital by ACT Fibernet.

While the government is relentlessly working with healthcare providers, industry and academia to develop a vaccine, the need of the hour is to collaborate with the ecosystem and help the community at large fight Covid-19, it added.


NT Bureau