The Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Alumni Council has launched a “COVID-19 test bus” in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The COVID-19 Testing bus will reduce 80% of the testing cost without compromising on the testing capacity.
According to the IIT alumni council, a global alumni body for all the 23 IITs this will increase the testing capacity within 100 days and support the health department in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic.
The IIT C19 bus is based on the Kodoy architecture model that is made to support the affordable and rapid testing which involves e-vehicles for contactless sample collections and Telemedicine, AI-based teleradiology and algorithm based on pooled genetic testing and mega-labs capable of conducting up to 5 million tests per month per lab. The bus has the capacity to collect 10-15 samples per hour. A digital Chest X-ray will be carried out and sent to the doctors online and the healthcare staff will use AI to see the probability of the person having coronavirus.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Pan IIT Alumni India is an organisation representing alumni of all IIT.
- Pan IIT Alumni Headquarters: IIT Delhi, New Delhi.
- Chairman of IIT Alumni: Ramnath S Mani.