Hyderabad: The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport received Mass Fever Screening System from the Government of India to screen passengers at the airport without human interference.

The new system is ceiling-mounted, capable of detecting and tracking febrile persons with elevated skin temperature. The system automatically adjusts and adapts to the surrounding ambient temperature without any human intervention. With its Intuitive User Interface and Dual-Displays of Day Camera and Infra-Red, it provides easy identification of passengers with elevated temperature while simplifying operations and minimizing handling.

After the health screening of passengers, they proceed for immigration clearance. Glass shields are provided at the immigration counters to avoid any personal contact between the passengers and immigration officers.

“The new top-end mass fever scanner at Hyderabad International Airport enhances our efficiency multi-fold. With the help of intuitive technology, we can screen passengers effectively. The system alerts us if any passenger is found with high temperature, without disturbing passenger movement and throughput. We are thankful to all the stakeholders for this gesture for assisting us in the system supply, installation and integration,” said Dr Anuradha Medoju, Sr. Regional Director, AP & Telangana, Health & Family Welfare, Government of India

The Hyderabad International Airport has handled close to 40,000 arrivals of international passengers during the Covid-19 pandemic from May, 2020, till date. The airport is continuing to manage the international relief flights under the Government of India’s most extensive offshore evacuation programme of Vande Bharat Mission (VBM).

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in coordination with Asian Development Bank, has provided Hyderabad International Airport with a state-of-the-art thermal scanner – a Mass Fever Screening System, funded by the UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund).

“This facility makes the task of the health officials, who serve at the airport round-the-clock, easier,” said Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport.

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