IIT Alumni Council Launches India’s 1st COVID-19 test bus (IIT C19) in Mumbai

IIT Alumni Council Launches India’s 1st COVID-19 test bus (IIT C19) in Mumbai

IIT Alumni Council Launches India’s 1st COVID-19 test bus (IIT C19) in Mumbai

The Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Alumni Council on 1st May 2020 launched a “COVID-19 test bus” in Mumbai, Maharashtra

PAN IIT ALumni India:

    • Pan IIT Alumni India is an organisation representing alumni of all IIT.
    • Registered on– 20 September 2006
    • Headquarters– IIT Delhi, New Delhi
    • Chairman– Ramnath S Mani
    • Vice Chairman– Pawan Kumar

Notable Points

    • The COVID-19 Testing bus reduces nearly 80% of the testing cost
    • There is no compromise in terms of testing capacity with this test
    • According to the IIT alumni council, a global alumni body for all the 23 IITs this will increase the testing capacity within 100 days
    • It supports the health department in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic
    • This IIT C19 bus is based on the Kodoy architecture model that is made to support the affordable and rapid testing which involves e-vehicles for contactless sample collections and Telemedicine, AI-based teleradiology and algorithm based on pooled genetic testing and mega-labs capable of conducting upto 5 million tests per month per lab
    • A digital Chest X-ray will be carried out and sent to the doctors online and the healthcare staff
    • They use AI to see the probability of the person having coronavirus
    • Swab from mouth and throat done across a glass screen to protect the technician from any kind of contact with the patient and the samples are sent to the diagnostic centers
    • The bus has the capacity to collect 10-15 samples per hour

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