Hyderabad: The Telangana State government is planning to launch 20 mobile testing buses, one of which was inaugurated by Health Minister Eatala Rajender on Wednesday, 29th July.
The volvo buses function as Mobile Testing Labs and have 10 counters for testing people simultaneously. The government is planning to send these buses to slum areas and containment zones in the state.
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While inaugurating a mobile testing lab at the Koti Command Control Center, the minister said that since everybody is unable to visit government health facilities, specially in containment zones and slums, “our buses will visit these places and conduct COVID-19 tests for free.”
Developed by Vera Healthcare, iMASQ testing facility, or Intelligent Monitoring Analysis Services Quarantine, is housed at each testing window in the buses. The buses will be stationed at one particular spot from 8 am to 5 pm, and will be able to test 10 citizens at a time.
The minister also said that these buses will be looking out for any severe symptoms in people that are being tested, and if necessary, will transport them to the nearest COVID treatment facility.