This Hyderabad-based startup has built a testing bus for Covid-19 – with an inhouse quarantine berth and will cover upto 10,000 houses in a day

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This Hyderabad-based startup has built a testing bus for Covid-19 – with an inhouse quarantine berth and will cover upto 10,000 houses in a day
iMASQ Covid19 BusVera Healthcare
  • Hyderabad-based startup Vera Healthcare that has announced a set of initiatives to help in the screening of coronavirus cases in Telangana.
  • The startup had launched ‘iMASQ’ (Intelligent Monitoring Analysis Services Quarantine) – a bus that will have two on-site Doctors, two Nurses, two pharmacists, four ASHA ANM workers and two lab technicians.
  • The bus aims to cover 3000–10,000 houses within a 3 km radius each day.
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With the coronavirus pandemic, startups in India are at the forefront building solutions and partnering with the public health system to scale up testing and vaccine innovation in India.

Latest to join the list is Hyderabad-based startup Vera Healthcare that has announced a set of initiatives to help in the screening of coronavirus cases in Telangana.

The startup had launched ‘iMASQ’ (Intelligent Monitoring Analysis Services Quarantine) – a bus with a “ multipurpose AI unit which can provide medication stock, swab collection facility, remote consultation, monitoring, tracking results, lab space and an inhouse quarantine berth with ventilator facilities for containment zones.”

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The startup has announced these initiatives as a collaborative partnership with the government of Telangana.

“Contamination in hospitals has become uncontrollable but moving the system to mobile units makes it easier to control contamination with entry restrictions and tech surveillance. Our aim is to make people live normally post lock-down era as well,” said Dharma Teja Nukarapu, Founder and CEO of Vera Smart HealthCare.
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The bus has two on-site Doctors, two Nurses, two pharmacists, four ASHA ANM workers and two lab technicians to cover 3000–10,000 houses within a 3 km radius each day.

Vera has launched a “Traveller Tracking System” (TTS), through which they are screening all the passengers alighting at the railway stations. The feature will soon also be launched at the Hyderabad airport to screen passengers once flights become operational.

“This is a real-time solution to deal with life treating conditions, limited medical access and infra hard-pressed regions. Currently, our Traveller Tracking System (TTS) is tracking and monitoring Secunderabad Railway Station and we will soon cover all entry ports in Telangana,” said Nukarapu.

Earlier, the startup had built a Covid-19 monitoring app for the government of Telangana in just three days.

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