Indian Navy has worked out a solution to reduce the risk of coronavirus
transmission to medical staff supervising the COVID-19 patients requiring
Intensive Care Unit.
The push to find, innovate such solution came after the Navy team visited
Vish akha Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS) to hand over Portable Multi feed
Oxygen Manifold innovated by the team of naval Dockyard, Indian Navy in an
official press statement mentioned,
“VIMS hospital is COVID-19 designated hospital catering to four adjoining
districts for severe cases of COVID patients. Director VIMS had requested to
explore the feasibility of providing a solution for remote monitoring of Vital
Parameters of patients in ICU to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID to
its health staff."
After the request was received, a core team comprising of two officers and
4 workers of Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam under Eastern Naval Command,
expeditiously designed and implemented a solution, naval sources were quoted by
the local media.
The whole project,
from conceptualization to final implementation at VIMS, completed in 6 days
The whole project, from conceptualization to final implementation at VIMS
and handing over to its Director VIMS was completed in 6 days.
The Audio Visual output of the bedside Patient Monitoring System was
converted to HDMI output and multiplexed for all 48 beds in ICU through a
Digital Video Recorder and provided on a big display outside the ICUs where the
The supervisor gets every parameter sitting at one place and with minimum
need to get in contact with the patient.
While lesser number of people will be needed for monitoring the ICU Covid
patients, the staff spared from this task can pay attention to other relevant
requirements of the hospital."
The same parameters through HDMI Ethernet converter have also been provided
to the Doctors on their mobile over the internet.
The doctor can at any time from any place with internet connectivity,
monitor his 48 patients in ICU. There are options of focusing on single patient
requiring extra attention.
The facility includes monitoring all patients simultaneously or selecting
as required including zooming to one patient and an audio alarm if any vitals