Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has designed a mobile fever clinic to identify COVID-19 patients with symptoms and a minibus for collecting throat swabs from suspected persons.
The decision to modify the two KSRTC buses was taken following the directions from the Dakshina Kannada Administration. The modifications were done under the guidance of HS Arun, Divisional Controller, KSRTC. The modified buses will be used within the district limits for sample collections, medical checkups and medical counsellings. The mobile clinic features different cabins for the driver, doctors and the general public. Washbasins and sanitizers are also provided on the bus.
It is also equipped with a speaker, microphone and medical examination facilities considering that the people can have consultations inside the bus. Moreover, the seats are also arranged in a fashion that ensures social distancing. The bus is also equipped with a television set to provide information, fans, LED lights, mobile and laptop charging units, and a tank for collecting wastewater. It also provides separate seating for nurses, a resting place for doctors and other medical staff.
The minibus designed for collecting throat swab of suspects and the mobile fever clinic would move around the areas where COVID-19 positive cases have surfaced and other potential areas which require medical attention.