Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Behrampur developed an aerosol box with an intubation process that will work as a protective gear for medical staff involved in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
As per reports, a team led by ITI Behrampur principal Rajat Kumar Panigrahy developed the aerosol box.
The box was prepared from 4 mm transparent acrylic sheets and the cutting of the sheets was done using laser cutting machines.
The aerosol box was manufactured after taking advice from rom senior doctors of the MKCG Medical College and Hospital.
The aerosol box comprises of a transparent plastic cube designed to cover a patient’s head, which has two circular paths through which the medical professional’s hands can enter to perform airway procedure.
According to Panigrahy, the aerosol box helps in significantly reducing the exposure of virus to the medical professionals.
Moreover, the institute has also manufactured a face shield using foam lining and elastic band for the medical professionals involved in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus cases in India surged to 29435 on Tuesday.
The death toll due to coronavirus in the country is 934 so far and the number of active cases is 21632.
6868 people suffering from coronavirus have either been cured or discharged in the country so far.