Affordable and scalable plug-and-play model for COVID-19 quarantine centres to benefit the country on a large scale.
Box Hospitals - treatment centres in a box
Looking at the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in India and the declining recovery rate, there is an urgent need for temporary recovery facilities with ICUs to boost the current capacity of hospitals. Anant National University, Ahmedabad in collaboration with Sustain Labs Paris has managed to deploy design thinking and devise a solution to the challenge of shortage of space to treat or isolate the rising number of COVID-19 patients. Box Hospital proposes a solution to rapidly scale up COVID-19 recovery facilities by utilising existing hard infrastructures and refurbishing them to provide COVID-19 recovery facilities with 10 percent ICU beds. The facility would cater to all categories of COVID-19 patients – from moderate to severe symptoms of coronavirus.
Box Hospitals prioritises the conversion of halls as ventilators; as oxygen and monitoring systems for ICUs are easier to set up here. Government-owned halls and residential buildings will be relatively straightforward to acquire for this purpose. Some of these halls can continue to be COVID-19 recovery facilities for as long as the pandemic exists, while others can be dismantled once the curve ebbs. The implementation plan propounds a structured PPP model that aims to incentivise private builders to give their commercial and residential buildings.
Parliamentarians with Innovators for India (PII) in association with iBihar are setting up affordable, scalable, plug and play ‘Box Hospital’ in different districts of Bihar that would serve as Covid recovery centres (Triage system).