Israel’s Dmatek to supply Singapore with SARS patients tags
Dmatek Ltd., the Israeli-based London-listed provider of leading electronic monitoring technologies, will supply electronic monitoring systems for use by the Health Ministry of Singapore. The need to quarantine potentially large numbers of individuals who have been directly exposed to an infected person during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Global Spread ten-day incubation period creates a serious challenge for health authorities, which can be effectively addressed with Dmatek electronic monitoring systems.
Dmatek's systems will be used to monitor the whereabouts of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) patients subject to quarantine conditions. The systems enable monitoring of individuals or groups of patients. They are quick to set and can be easily implemented in medical facilities or in individuals' homes. Dmatek systems are already widely used in the USA, Europe and Asia for both Health and Law Enforcement applications.
Dmatek systems inherent technology features enable users to install monitoring systems within very short time periods and be sure the supervised individuals are monitored at any given time. The tags are lightweight, waterproof and enable their wearers to go about their daily activities without any interruption.
Dmatek CEO Yoav Reisman commented: "We are well aware of the magnitude of the problem and therefore immediately responded to the Singaporean request for additional units and shipped them with no delay." He added: "The need for monitoring under these circumstances is critical and I believe our system can provide the public health authorities a very effective solution for controlling the spread of dangerous fatal epidemics like SARS.
According to the World Health organization (WHO) report, on April 14, 2003, a cumulative total of 3169 cases of SARS, with 144 deaths, have been reported to WHO from 21 countries. This represents an increase of 213 cases and 25 deaths since the last update on Saturday. Singapore has the world's fourth-highest number of cases, with 158 confirmed infections and 72 suspected. Twelve people are believed to have died from the illness, and 84 have recovered. There are some 600 people currently under home quarantine in Singapore. — (menareport.com)
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