NEW DELHI: In India, the number of Omicrons has surpassed 1,000. According to the union health ministry, 8 districts in the country have a positive rate of 10% or higher, while 15 districts have a rate of more than 5%.
While the majority of Omicron patients have displayed moderate symptoms so far, and there have been few incidents of hospitalisation, it is critical to take all required precautions. Here are some medical gadgets and technologies that may be useful in the event of a coronavirus infection or any other non-life-threatening medical problem.
Pulse oximeter: This device measures the amount of oxygen in the blood.
During the pandemic, the pulse oximeter has become one of the most crucial medical devices that everyone should have at home. It's crucial to keep track of coronavirus sufferers' blood oxygen levels. Simply choose the one that also displays a pulse reading.
Oximeters range in price from Rs 500 to Rs 2,500 in both online and retail medical stores.
Digital blood pressure monitor
For blood pressure monitoring, digital devices are more prevalent. They are frequently more user-friendly than aneroid units. The digital monitor has both a gauge and a stethoscope. There's also an error indicator. A tiny screen shows the blood pressure reading.
Contactless thermometer: Takes temperature readings from a distance
Without any physical touch, contactless or infrared thermometers may measure body temperature from a distance of 1-2 inches. As a result, the risk of contamination is reduced. These thermometers may be purchased for as little as Rs 1,000 in both online and offline retailers.
Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Self-Test Kit: Allows anyone to do antigen tests at their own convenience
The Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Self Test Kit isn't technically a gadget, but it allows people to conduct their own rapid Antigen tests. Covid-19 self-testing kits are available in both online and offline medical stores, with prices ranging from Rs 250 to Rs 300.
Glucometer: Measures blood glucose levels
All diabetic people need a glucometer to keep track of their blood sugar levels. A good glucometer costs between Rs 500 and Rs 3,000.
UV Sterilizer: Aids in the prevention of bacteria and other infections on cell phones and other gadgets
UV radiation is a disinfectant that can be used on nonporous surfaces, air, and water. According to the FDA, it may also be effective against the coronavirus-causing SARS-CoV-2 virus. Our gadgets and other devices benefit from UV sterilization to keep them free of bacteria and diseases. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes. You can, for example, purchase a UV Sterilizer stick or box, or an OTG-like design. A good UV sterilizer costs around Rs 1,000.
Oxygen concentrator: Aids in the inhalation of pure oxygen
Oxygen concentrators are typically used to supply additional oxygen to individuals who are having difficulty breathing. They are available both online and at medical stores. However, before you buy, double-check the warranty information, service network, and validity.
portable oxygen canister: Short-term remedy for breathlessness
Having a portable Oxygen canister on hand can be quite beneficial in the event of breathlessness until medical assistance arrives. Please keep in mind that this is only a temporary remedy that cannot replace a genuine medical solution.
Fitness band with SpO2 and heart rate monitor: Keep track of your health with this device
Most fitness bands, especially those that are inexpensive, now include basic health monitoring capabilities such as a heart rate monitor and a SpO2 monitor. Wearing them can help you stay on top of your health and get the care you need when you need it.
Nebulizer equipment is used to swiftly provide oxygen to the lungs. The device is readily available online, with prices beginning at Rs 1,500.
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