Indigenously developed walk-in sample kiosks have been installed at several places in the country to take swabs of suspected COVID-19 patients for testing.
The kiosks, modelled after those used in South Korea, have built-in gloves which can be used by health workers as protective shield while collecting samples of suspected patients.
The health workers, therefore, do not necessarily require wearing protective gear while taking samples.
IMAGE: A doctor in a protective chamber takes a swab from a man to test for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a newly installed Walk-In Sample Kiosk (WISK) in a government-run hospital in Chennai. Photograph: P Ravikumar/Reuters
IMAGE: After each use, the gloves and chair are decontaminated with disinfectants and can be reused. Photograph: PTI Photo
IMAGE: A doctor from inside a protective chamber collects swab sample of a person at a newly installed WISK in Chennai. Photograph: PTI Photo
IMAGE: A doctor is being sanitised inside the protective chamber after collecting swab sample of a person. Photograph: PTI Photo
IMAGE: Doctors inside the protective chamber before collecting swab sample at a government-run hospital in Chennai. Photograph: PTI Photo
IMAGE: The model has been adapted from South Korea where it has been used widely. Photograph: PTI Photo
IMAGE: A doctor attends a patient who has come for a check-up at Flu Corner in Charak Palika Hospital at Moti Bagh, in New Delhi. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo
IMAGE: A medic wears a protective suit in the waiting room of the first drive-through sample collection site for possible COVID-19 patients, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Lower Parel in Mumbai, Monday, April 13, 2020. The facility will enable doctors to collect samples for testing without having people to step out of their cars. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)(PTI13-04-20. Photograph: / Rediff.com