One of India’s leading IT solutions company, ESDS Software Solution Pvt. Ltd. has rolled out its mobile X-ray testing vans that can detect the possibility of COVID-19 in a patient in less than five minutes in the Maharashtra’s Nashik district to enable patients and hospitals take a decision quickly without losing time, which is critical to stop the spread of the virus.
These vans will be moving around across all three zones of green, orange and red in the district, including the municipality of Malegaon, with the aim of providing door-to-door service.
The artificial intelligence powered anytime anywhere rapid testing solution AA+ COVID-19 indicates if the person is suffering from COVID-19 in less than five minutes. The company has managed to detect more than 500 asymptomatic patients with 96 per cent accuracy in the last eight days and over 1,000 symptomatic patients with 99 per cent accuracy. AA+ COVID-19 solution is a complete contactless testing procedure, where all that a health official is required to do is collect the chest X-ray reports and upload them on a web browser for assessment.
The other existing tests such as the SWAB test take between four to five days before the results are out. Moreover, while the SWAB test is recommended only after fifth day from the time of suspected infection, the AA+ software claims to read X-ray of a person positively within 24 hours of infection.
Piyush Somani, Chairman & Managing Director and CEO, ESDS said, “The AA+ COVID-19 mobile X-ray vans will help us reach patients at short notice and relieve the pressure on the hospitals in Nashik and Malegaon and our accuracy rate is over 96 per cent giving both the patient and the hospital the confidence to take the next steps immediately and stop the chain of transmission.”
ESDS has also invited NGOs, hospitals and radiologists to collaborate with them to make the technology available to everyone.