Indian Navy formed “Air Evacuation Pod” for Covid-19 patients

The Indian Navy’s Naval Aircraft Yard (Kochi) has formed “Air Evacuation Pod (AEP)” for the safe evacuation of COVID-19 patients from remote areas. The pod is made up of aluminium, nitrile rubber and perspex. It weighs only 32 kg and has incurred a manufacturing cost of Rs 50,000 which is only 0.1 per cent of the cost of an imported equivalent (Rs 59 lakh).

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The pod was designed under the guidance of the Principal Medical Officer of the naval air station. INS Garuda in consultation with a specialist from the naval hospital INHS Sanjivani and Head Quarters of Southern Naval Command.

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