Ms. Hari Chandana, I.A.S. (2010)

Ms. Hari Chandana Dasari, I.A.S. (2010)

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Narayanpet village undergoes thermal screening after infant dies of Covid

This way of identifying symptoms of fever in people being screened using ‘thermal image acquisition camera,’ facial analysis was done to detect possible COVID-19 suspects

Narayanpet: In view of the death of a two-months-old infant from Abhangapur village of Narayanpet due to COVID-19 last week, district administration has performed ‘facial thermal scanning’ of 651 villagers by holding a medical camp in the village on Wednesday.

This way of identifying symptoms of fever in people being screened using ‘thermal image acquisition camera,’ facial analysis was done to detect possible COVID-19 suspects for further testing for the virus.

This camera can read the body temperature from three feet away and is safe for the doctor/ technician from contracting the virus while screening. This method of screening which is done using Japanese technology saves time and resources of laboratories needed for additional testing of samples.

After this method of screening, only the symptoms observed would be kept in mind while sending samples for testing.

The Wednesday’s medical camp for thermal screening was organized jointly by Big Edge Solutions and Technologies, with support from Umang and was inaugurated by Narayanpet MLA S Rajender Reddy and District Collector D Hari Chandana. It was also done with support from Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC), in the fight against Coronavirus.