In the continuing difficult weather of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region, we can see a ray of hope in Nagpur. Dr Sameer Arbat, a well-known Nagpur medical practitioner, seems to have built a safety box for complicated bronchoscopy procedures for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients. Dr. Sameer was the youngest interventional pulmonologist in Nagpur, and was recently selected for the World Bronchology Association (WABIP) program as the youngest Foreign Faculty.
The doctor has developed the safety package in patients who are unsure about the COVID-19 disease to perform bronchoscopy procedures. This is designed by Dr. Sameer Arbat with a box with apertures on different sides while thinking about the Bronchoscopy Security Box. Two operator openings can be used, one is called the assistant opening and the other is known as the bronchoscopic opening. Every is protected by a plastic sheet valve that opens and, along with the bronchoscope, the inlet and exit of the hands.
In addition, an additional opening can be found that connects a negative suction cannula for the aerosol suction produced during the procedure. The patient then ends up getting the PVC sheet curtains to fit the patient’s shoulders or arms. A box can also be used for endotracheal intubation, which is an important method for monitoring COVID-19 patients. Just last month Dr. Sameer planned and conceptualized the unit.