August 15, 2020
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Third Covid wisk donated by Pegasus Trust in 45 days; MLA Roji M John handed over the wisk

Kerala has become a model for all states in India in its COVID-19 fight. New innovation has also developed during this crisis period and Covid wisk was one among them.

Roji M John MLA handed over the technologically advanced Covid wisk for the Covid prevention operations at Angamaly Taluk Hospital, donated by the Pegasus Trust.

The function was held at the Angamaly Taluk Hospital. Roji M John MLA inaugurated the event. Pegasus Trust Chairman; Dr Ajit Ravi handed over the warranty documents and user manual to the superintendent. Pegasus Trust officials said Covid Wisk was placed at the Angamaly Taluk Hospital at the request of the MP. This is the third time the Pegasus Trust is contributing the covid wisk in 45 days.

This wisk is different to other wisks as it is made of aluminium due to which the pieces can be easily ported to other place and can be easily joint in 15 minutes

Legs-operated light signal, alarm and buzzer are fresh from existing wisks, The wisk is equipped with a fan, exhaust, light, charging socket, and adjusted lights to illuminate the face of the sampler. The kiosk also has the ability to resist fire and water intrusion.

Medical Superintendent Dr Naseema Najeeb, Ward Councilor: Bastin Paraikkal, Biju Puveli and Pradeep Jose were present during the function. Both MLA Roji M John and Medical Superintendent Dr Naseema Najeeb addressed the public. The wisk is manufactured by Mariya Plastics and Aluminium Industries working under Cherthala Pallipuram industrial Estate.

To those who don’t know what is wisk: WISK is a small cabinet that allows people to walk in and collect sample for testing coronavirus. It takes only two minutes to collect samples in WISK. This was modelled after the sample collecting method in South Korea.

Pic Courtesy: Unique Times Photography

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