SCG Foundation Introduces Second Modular Swab Unit for COVID-19 Patients to Ramathibohi Hospital

SCG Foundation has donated its second modular swab unit and tele-monitoring system worth a total of 2.5 million baht to Ramathibodi Hospital. The swab unit requires an installation period of only one and a half days which is ideal for immediate use, while the unit is also compact and can fit in tight spaces. Moreover, the modular swab unit allows medical professionals to work faster and to handle a higher number of patients per each round. Meanwhile, the screening system ensures safety for medical professionals as it provides separated areas for doctors and patients while the unit is pressure-controlled which decreases the risk of infections for medical professionals and those screening for the COVID-19 virus.

SCG Modular Modular Swab Unit

SCG Foundation has donated its second modular swab unit and tele-monitoring system which had been co-developed by SCG and worth a total of 2.5 million baht to Ramathibodi Hospital. The unit requires an installation period of only one and a half days during the hours that the hospital closes which allowed it to be ready in time for the opening hours of the hospital at the beginning of the week. The modular swab unit is compact and can fit in tight spaces, while it is able to host five medical professionals and five patients at a time and can also efficiently connect with the hospital’s existing screening system, allowing the hospital to safely and swiftly screen for patients at risk. The units offer a pressure control and air flow system that is clean, safe, and lowers the risk of infection as well as an air tightness system that prevents dust, noises, and air from flowing in and out of the building, similar to the modular swab unit that SCG has recently donated to Rajavithi Hospital. During the procedure, patients and medical professionals remain separated in order to prevent the virus from spreading, while the medical professional would insert their hands through a glove-covered slot on an acrylic sheet in order to collect the sample. Apart from using concentrated UV radiation to kill the virus (UV Germicide) on the gloves and on the surfaces of the room after each use, patients also use a disposable glove in order to lower the risk of spreading the virus to other patients and doctors. Meanwhile, all units are separated into cells that can be individually shut down in emergencies when there is a breach between the medical staff area and patient area.

Those wishing to undergo examination receive a sample collection kit.

However, a large number of hospitals nationwide are still lacking swab units to test for patients at risk. Thus, the Federation of Thai Industries, the Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand are asking for donations in order to provide swab units to test for high-risk patients for hospitals in need. Those interested may seek more information at the call center at 02-586-2888.

Medical personnel collect patient samples in a secure Modular Swab Unit. Prevents the spread of infection.
Use gloves once and then discard them for added security.
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