KSRTC sets up mobile COVID-19 clinic

Mangaluru, Apr 29 (): A mobile fever clinic toidentify patients with symptoms of coronavirus and a mini-busto collect throat swab samples from suspected patients havebeen designed by KSRTC at its workshop here.

The two vehicles have been converted into mobileclinics on the directions from the Dakshina Kannadaadministration for use in the district and under the guidanceof Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation's (KSRTC)divisional controller H S Arun.

The conversion of buses into mobile clinics is in linewith the railways' move to convert rail coaches intoisolation wards.

The bus would enable medical check-up for patients andmedical counselling. Different cabins are set up for thedriver, doctors and the general public in the bus. Sanitizersand wash-basins are also provided. Speaker, microphone and medical examination facilitiesare provided in the bus where the people can haveconsultation. Seats are arranged ensuring social distancingguidelines. The bus is also equipped with a television set to provideinformation, a tank for collecting waste water, separateseating for nurses, resting place for doctors and othermedical staff, fans, LED lights, mobile charger units andlaptop charger systems. A separate mini-bus is to be used for collecting throatswabs of suspects. The mobile fever clinic bus would movearound places where COVID-19 positive cases have beendetected and other areas as required by the healthauthorities. The mobile clinic would have a doctor, nurse, and a group-D employee. The bus has facilities to check fever, cough andrespiratory problems. It has also been provided with athermal scanner and blood pressure monitor. MVGNVG NVG

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