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Omicron Alert - These 10 medical gadgets to keep at home

According to the union health ministry, 8 districts in the country have reported a 10%-plus positivity rate and some 15 districts above 5%. While majority of Omicron patients have so far shown mild symptoms and there have been low hospitalisation cases,
it is important to take all necessary precautions. 

Here are some medical gadgets and devices that can come handy in case of coronavirus or any other non-critical medical issue. 

Pulse Oximeter: Measures blood oxygen level

Pulse Oximeter has become one of the most important medical gadgets during the pandemic that everyone should have at home. As it is important to monitor blood oxygen level of coronavirus patients. Just make sure to go with the one that also shows pulse reading.

Oximeters are available starting from Rs 500 to Rs 2,500 online as well as offline medical stores.

Digital blood pressure monitor: Measures Blood pressure and pulse rate

Digital blood pressure monitor is also a handy medical device to keep at home. A decent blood pressure monitor costs around Rs 3,000.

Contactless thermometer: Measures body temperature from a distance

Contactless or IR thermometers can measure body temperature from a distance of 1-2 inch distance without any physical contact. This helps reduce the chance of contamination. These thermometers can be easily found on online and offline stores for as low as Rs 1,000.

Covid-19 Rapid Antigen self test kit: Allows people to do Antigen test at home

Covid-19 Rapid Antigen self test kit is not exactly a gadget, but it lets users do a rapid Antigen test by themselves. Covid-19 self testing kits can be purchased online and offline medical stores and the price ranges between Rs 250 to Rs 300. 

Glucometer: Measures blood glucose levels

Glucometer is a must for all diabetic patients to keep track of their blood sugar levels. Price of a decent glucometer ranges between Rs 500 and Rs 3,000.

UV Sterilizer: Helps keep smartphones and other devices free from germs and other infections

UV radiation is known as disinfectant for nonporous surfaces, air and water. FDA says that it might also be effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes coronavirus. UV Sterilizer helps keep our gadgets and other devices free from germs and infection. They come in different sizes and form factors. For instance, you can buy a UV Steriliser stick or box or an OTG-like design. Price of a decent UV Steriliser starts at Rs 1,000. 

Oxygen concentrator: Helps breath fresh and pure oxygen

Oxygen concentrators are generally used to provide extra oxygen to patients with breathing issues. They are available online as well as offline medical stores. But, make sure to check warranty details, service network and authenticity before buying. 

Portable Oxygen canister: Short-term solution for breathlessness

Keeping a portable Oxygen canister can be really helpful in case of breathlessness till the medical services arrives. Do understand that this is just for the short-term and can’t replace the proper medical solution. 

Fitness Band with SpO2 and heart rate monitor: Helps keep track of your health

Most fitness bands, including affordable ones now feature basic health monitoring features like heart rate monitor, SpO2 monitor, etc. Wearing them can help you keep track of your health and get proper medical attention when needed. 

Nebulizer machine

Nebulizer machine is used to administer oxygen directly to the lungs quickly. The device is easily available online in the price range starting at Rs 1,500.



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