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IIT Madras’s Start-up with Dept of science and technology launches ‘MediCAB’ for Covid-19 treatment

Modulus Housing, a IIT Madras’s Start-up in collaboration with Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology has come up with a compact hospital unit which is foldable and can be installed anywhere. SCTIMST presented inputs on the certifications and essential materials for the project.

The unit also has a doctor’s room. With the help of four people, the structure can be set up within two hours by four people. ‘MediCAB’ is developed especially for treating Covid-19 to test, screen, identify and to treat COVID-19 patients in their local areas by these compact hospital unit.

The micro-hospital units are being used to treat COVID-19 patients and, it was launched in Wayanad District of Kerala. It is being developed that can be used all across the nation. ‘MediCAB’ is foldable and is comprised of a mini doctor’s room, contain, a medical ward and two beds ICU.

On Twitter Ramesh Pokhriyal, Education Minister congratulated the startup team.

Two IIT alumni started Modulus Housing. It was supported by IIT Madras Incubation Cell and has a concept to transform housing with modular building structures.

Chief Executive Officer of Modulus Housing Mr Shreeram Ravichandran said the result of this project in Kerala will assist in determining the need for the technology and benefits of micro hospitals, with MediCAB. It is cost-effective.

In urban regions, there is a lot of infrastructures and can be turned to hospitals but rural regions do not have sufficient infrastructure. It is hard to create hospitals as the requirement is immediate. The more micro hospitals benefit considerably in stopping the spread of COVID-19 cases says the CEO of Modulus Housing.

The micro-hospital is running on a Dual design. It can be soon launched as COVID-19 isolation wards. After the COVID-19 these portable structures can be converted into micro-hospitals in Rural India where the medical support requires to be increased. Modulus Housing has set up its industrial unit at Chengalpet.

In India, innovations like ‘MediCAB’ will assist increase the healthcare infrastructural and can be transported six units which can fit in a truck. It can be used at any point and to any distance.

MediCABS equipped with a prefabrication technology and telescopic support that enables the model to be contracted to 1/5th of its original size, which presents it suitable for accommodation and transport.

Post-Pandemic, these cabins can be remodelled into micro-hospitals/clinics for rural places.They can be effortlessly shifted and place. Modulus has now been serving in building and support healthcare. They are looking forward to expanding the sectors in event management, tourism and the security forces.

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