Hyderabad International Airport is continuing to handle the international relief flights under the Govt. of India’s largest offshore evacuation programme of Vande Bharat Mission (VBM).
With an objective of enhancing the efficacy of the screening process, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in coordination with Asian Development Bank, has provided Hyderabad International Airport with a state-of-the-art Thermal Scanner – a Mass Fever Screening System, funded by UNICEF . The new thermal scanner will be used by the Airport Health officials of MoH&FW (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare).
All international arrival passengers and airline crew undergo mandatory health screening by the Airport Health Officers to identify symptomatic passengers to safeguard the spread of COVID 19 and provide necessary medical assistance to such passengers.
Mr. Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL), said, “We are thankful to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in having this modern equipment installed at the Hyderabad International Airport. We are grateful to the sponsors ADB and UNICEF for this humane gesture. With this facility, it makes the task of the health officials who serve at the airport round the clock, a little more easy.”
Dr. Anuradha Medoju, Sr. Regional Director, AP & Telangana, Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, said, “The new top-end mass fever scanner at Hyderabad International Airport enhances our efficiency multi-fold. With the help of the intuitive technology we are able to screen passengers effectively. The system alerts us if any passenger is found with high temperature, without disturbing passenger movement and throughput. “
Hyderabad International Airport has handled close to 40,000 international arrivals passengers during the Covid-19 pandemic from May 2020 till date, as per the press statement.