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Egat to make more positive pressure cabinets for Covid testing


As the country struggles with a fresh wave of infections, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) has announced it will make more positive pressure cabinets for conducting Covid-19 tests.

The third wave has driven Thailand’s cumulative cases to nearly 60,000 and Tuesday saw the highest number of deaths at 15.

“Egat has been making the Covid-19 test cabinets since the outbreak started last year,” Egat governor Boonyanit Wongrukmit said. “So far, we have made 500 such cabinets and provided them to hospitals, field hospitals and mobile testing units nationwide to ensure the safety of medical professionals.”

Egat to make more positive pressure cabinets for Covid testing

Boonyarit added that Egat has been working with Dr Anawat Sermsawan, deputy dean of Faculty of Medicine at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, who helped design the cabinets in such a way that they provide maximum protection and can be cheaply produced.

Egat to make more positive pressure cabinets for Covid testing

“The cabinets, which are almost as big as phone booths, are made from acrylic panels and have sealed holes for gloves,” he said. “Each cabinet is equipped with a high-quality ventilation, disinfection and air-filtration system as well as a microphone and speaker to communicate with patients. The cabinets are strengthened with a stainless-steel frame and are easy to transport.”

He added that Egat has been making the cabinets with the help of its staff and volunteers and providing them to medical units for free.

Hospitals or medical facilities can order theirs at [email protected]

Published : April 27, 2021

By : THE NATION