UNICEF funded Hyderabad International Airport to deploy the Sentry MK4 – Mass Fever Screening System
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in coordination with Asian Development Bank and funded by the UNICEF, has provided the Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) with the Sentry MK4 – Mass Fever Screening System.
Hyderabad International Airport is the first in India to deploy the mass fever screening system to further enhance the efficacy of the screening process amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The fever scanner will be used by health officials from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare working at the airport. It is a ceiling-mounted mass fever screening system that is capable of scanning, detecting and tracking febrile persons with elevated skin temperature, while simplifying operations and minimizing handling.
“The new top-end mass fever scanner at Hyderabad International Airport enhances our efficiency multi-fold. With the help of intuitive technology, we are able to screen passengers effectively. The system alerts us if any passenger is found with high temperature, without disturbing passenger movement and throughput,” said Anuradha Medoju, Senior Regional Director, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Health and Family Welfare of the Central government.
Airport officials statement said so far about 40,000 international arrivals passengers have been handled from May to date.
Source: The New Indian Express | UNICEF