Awareness and not Anxiety is the key to fighting COVID-19

    07-Jun-2020   
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Dr Jitender Singh Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office said that awareness and not Anxiety is the key to overcome this pandemic.
 
He Launches COVID BEEP, India’s first indigenous, cost-effective, wireless physiological parameters monitoring system for COVID-19 patients (Continuous Oxygenation & Vital Information Detection Biomed ECIL ESIC Pod), It is India’s first indigenous, cost-effective, wireless physiological parameters monitoring system for COVID-19 patients, developed by ESIC Medical College Hyderabad in collaboration with IIT Hyderabad and Department Of Atomic Energy.
 
He appreciated the efforts of ESIC Medical College Hyderabad, which has come up with yet another innovation in collaboration with eminent institutes like IIT Hyderabad, ECIL, Hyderabad and TIFR, Hyderabad for the welfare of Insured Persons during the present COVID-19 crisis, Dr Singh said that the “COVID BEEP is a perfect example of how synergy amongst the reputed institutes of India can offer solutions to most of the challenges faced by the country with minimum cost and thereby make the country Atmanirbhar in true sense”. COVID BEEP would emerge as an effective antidote to the original COVID; the pandemic which the entire world is currently grappling with he added.
 
COVID BEEP will significantly reduce the transmission risk as well as help save resources like PPEs, the latest version of COVID BEEP has incorporated with many new things; NIBP monitoring: Affected aged people have the highest death rates in COVID-19. Hence, NIBP monitoring becomes imperative in this context, and it also has ECG monitoring: The drugs used as prevention or treatment like Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin etc. have effects on the heart and hence the importance of ECG monitoring. The Respiratory Rate is calculated by this Bio Impedance method.
 
The development of COVID BEEP is another step in combatting Coronavirus. G Kishan Reddy, Secretary Department of Atomic Energy, Mr K N Vyas, Dean ESIC Medical College, Hyderabad, Prof. Srinivas, Chairman and Managing Director ECIL, Hyderabad, Rear Admiral Sanjay Chaubey (Retd.) also spoke on occasion underlining the importance of such inventions in the present context.
 
(Source: PIB)