- The machine can deliver a standard ECG in 10 seconds
- One can use the machine to take up to 80 ECGs
- The ECG machine will also supplement the automated external defibrillators
Mangaluru, Sept 29, 2022: Mangaluru International Airport introduced an app-based portable ECG machine to its medical facility on World Heart Day- today.
Senior leadership of the airport handed over the machine to the medical inspection room of the airport.
The ECG machine that weighs a mere 320 grams can be easily transported from the medical inspection room to anywhere in the airport based on the need. With full charge, one can use the machine to take up to 80 ECGs, one which help doctors determine the exact health status of a person who faces chest pain. One can also print out ECG reports in different formats. The machine can deliver a standard ECG in 10 seconds.
The ECG machine will also supplement the automated external defibrillators (AED) that the airport has already installed at vantage locations. While AED are helpful in reviving people who have no heart beats, the ECG machine will enable the paramedical and medical staff get an accurate reading on the best course of action that they need to initiate for any person who faces discomfort in the chest region.
Dr Nishitha Rai M, medical officer, Airport Health Organization (APHO), who symbolically received this ECG machine that comes with Artificial Intelligence interface, advised people to undergo annual health check-up and maintain healthy food habits.
This, Dr Rai said, was important given that many youths off late are facing heart related issues. For medical assistance at the airport, call the terminal manager on 6358859896.