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New tech to fight the pandemic in the Vietnamese heat-video

Jasmine Le Jasmine Le

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June 09, 2021 | 12:38

The creative ideas are devised as medical workers across the country struggle with the samplings and testings under hot weather.

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(Video: VNE)

The first coronavirus testing chambers with air-conditioner and disinfection lights have been set up and put into use at Tan Yen medical center, Bac Giang province, Saturday evening. The creative idea will help alleviates cross-infection risks and the high temperatures medical staff are suffering during sweltering summer days.

The chamber is designed and built by a group of engineers and mechanics in Hanoi’s Thach That district. It measures 1.2 meters in length, 2.4 meters in width, 2.65 meters in height, which is enough for four adults at a time, said Phan Thanh Hai, from Nam Viet Design Project, PAM Air, and Signify, a representative of the project.

New tech to fight the pandemic in the Vietnamese heat-video
Four people can fit in the chamber at a time (Photo: Vietnam Plus)
New tech to fight the pandemic in the Vietnamese heat-video
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)

Each chamber is equipped with one air-conditioner, air purifier, and disinfection system. Medical staff sitting in the chamber will have to put their hands out via small holes to take samples for the people on the outside. The new testing practice will help frontline personnel minimize exposure risks as they come into contact with hundreds of suspected patients every day.

Operation of the chamber can be controlled by smartphone, so there’s no need to touch the surface of the chamber.

“Medical staff have to work under scorching hot weather, therefore incorporating air-conditioner into the chamber is very necessary. It will ensure work efficiency and the health of medical staff,” Tran Quang Hieu, member of the project said.

New tech to fight the pandemic in the Vietnamese heat-video
Medical workers put their hands out of the chamber to take samples (Photo: Vietnam Plus)
New tech to fight the pandemic in the Vietnamese heat-video
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)
New tech to fight the pandemic in the Vietnamese heat-video
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)

The booth was initially transported to a healthcare center in Tan Yen district of Bac Giang province on June 5, and it has now been put into full operation, VOV reported.

It took the engineers four days to come up with the idea, design and set up the chamber. One chamber cost around VND 80 million (US$ 3,484).

Made-in-Vietnam shockproof T-shirt to cool off doctors amid COVID-19 pandemic

The National Hospital of Traditional Medicine under the Ministry of Public Security has developed a thermal shockproof T-shirt to help health workers who are on the front lines to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to VOV.

The T-shirt is designed with four pockets to contain the cooling dry ice packs to be given to doctors in Bac Giang, the current COVID-19 hotspot in northern Vietnam.

New tech to fight the pandemic in the Vietnamese heat-video
The shock-proof T-shirt (Photo: Phap Luat)
New tech to fight the pandemic in the Vietnamese heat-video
(Photo: Phap Luat)

Wearing a protective gear is mandatory so that health workers can avoid being infected with the novel coronavirus when they come into contact with high-risk cases. The gear also makes health workers sweat profusely in this hot weather. The thermal shockproof T-shirt meets the urgent requirements of frontline doctors and nurses to freshen up.

The thermal shockproof T-shirt does not interfere with the design of the protective gear, so it does not take time to get permission in accordance with regulations. The dry ice bags in the shirt weigh some 500gram and are wrapped by a layer of insulation foam with a thickness of 1cm to prevent the ice from directly touching the human skin. They are also placed in a zip bag for water proofing.

New tech to fight the pandemic in the Vietnamese heat-video
(Photo: Phap Luat)

The National Hospital of Traditional Medicine said that the thermal shockproof T-shirt can be effective in 6-8 hours that is the duration of a shift. The hospital will quickly coordinate with the relevant units to produce the shirt in large quantities.

The National Hospital of Traditional Medicine has sent over 60 thermal shockproof T-shirts to the field hospital in Bac Giang province.

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