University-run COVID-19 regional testing station opens in Taiwan
April 20, 2020
How the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting operations at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan, and how NCKU experts and scientists are responding to the COVID-19 outbreak is crucial to the nation. During the outbreak, NCKU Hospital (NCKUH) has successfully implemented outdoor coronavirus testing stations, using prefabricated modules.
During the Spring Festival, NCKUH set up a tented area in the emergency parking lot as a temporary coronavirus testing tent, as a final safeguard for the emergency department by allowing quick assessment of patients and preventing the risk of an infection outbreak in the hospital.
For NCKUH, this epidemic is just another battle to be fought, and no rest can be found before the enemies are annihilated. In the hopes of providing a safer medical operating environment, Superintendent of NCKUH, Meng-Ru Shen, has arranged an coronavirus testing station to be set up in the outdoor parking lot to replace the temporary coronavirus testing tent.
This testing station was set up in just ten days and is now ready to provide a safe and high-quality coronavirus testing station for both patients and healthcare workers alike.
The outdoor COVID-19 testing stations are fully equipped to ensure the entire coronavirus testing process goes smoothly, accurately, and quickly. Equipment like mobile X-ray machines, tablets to fill in TOCC (travel history, work history, contact history, and group history), as well as sample collection equipment and necessary medical supplies, can all be found in the testing station.
NCKUH Superintendent Meng-Ru Shen indicated that the service targets of the coronavirus testing stations are people who have a history of tourism between China, Hong Kong, and Macau, and those with fever or respiratory symptoms within 14 days.