There are arguably countable institutions where reliable power supply is vital than the health industry. In the current phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the power supply can spell the difference between living and dying. The majority of life-saving equipment in medical facilities run on electrical energy and power crisis could shut the whole system down.
Here are steps to ensure there is constant power supply especially for speedy testing of COVID-19 cases:
- Have separate back up power supply for key equipment and servers. This allows doctors to offer critical services and access to patient’s data.
- Invest in UPS units to protect key electronic equipment in the patients’ rooms.
- Backup power supply units should be maintained on a regular basis to ensure they are always working to the optimum level. The maintenance routine should entail optimizing them to ensure they perform at expected level in different scenarios.
- Put in place the necessary power management technology and trained man power to monitor the technology.
Regardless of how stable power supply is in the location chosen for COVID-19 testing, it’s advisable to ensure there is working power backup to bail the testing station in turbulent times. The systems should be tested often especially in this critical duration of time