Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, a number of patients are rapidly increasing worldwide. The patients are generally admitted to the hospital. Not only the patients are rick to the COVID-19, but medical workers in the hospital face to a high risk to infected with the COVID-19 as well.
With this important reason, National Institute of Metrology (Thailand) (NIMT) recognizes this issue and initially made a cooperation with Thammasart University hospital, Phatum Thani province, as public agencies under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI), to invent accurate metrological measurement devices in the international level laboratory for this medical support.
As said above, NIMT has invented and adapted 3 types of medical devices; 1) 2 patient room and field-hospital UV-C sterilizers that are working well in specific areas such as patient beds.
2) 2 ambulance UV-C sterilizers: In order to make sure the ambulances are aseptic and safe, the sterilizers have been tested that the light intensity is suitable for the ambulance size. All works well with the ambulances. Moreover, it can be applied for other types of rooms such as restrooms and small patient rooms.
and, 3) 15 UV-C sterilizers that adapted from microwaves or Microwave sterilizers by putting germicidal lamps inside the microwaves. All instruments have been tested to electrical safety towards the international standards.
On this occasion, Deputy Director of NIMT Mr.Anusorn Tonmueanwai, and Assistant Director of NIMT Flg.Off. Uthai Noranim and their staff attended this instrument delivery event to Assistant Professor Dr.Pharuhat Tor-Udom, MD., Assistant Financial Director of Thammasart University hospital at the 1 floor hall, M.R.Suvaphan Sanitwongse Building, Thammasart University, Phatum Thani province. With those devices, the medical workers will be confident and carefree themselves to work safely. Finally, the mutual objectives of 2 agencies will be achieved and will be a part to reduce the effect and infection from the COVID-19.
International updated by Natthaphon Jarat and Thanakporn Nonthachart, International Relations Officer.