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Tata Steel’s Nest-In develops Covid-19 Swab Collection Unit to minimise contamination risk for healthcare workers

Mumbai, September 03, 2020

Nest-In, the construction solutions business venture of Tata Steel, has developed an innovative Covid-19 Swab Collection Unit that ensures a risk-free and safer sample collection process. With the growing need to tackle the highly contagious Covid-19 virus, it has become critical to ensure an increase sample collection for testing, and in a hassle-free and safe manner, for both - the healthcare professionals and the patients.

The Nest-In design & development team spent days interacting with medical professionals and studying the existing units in the market to identify pain points and derive insights. Post their study, they developed an innovative unit which ensures contact-less exchange of test-tubes and is equipped with a two-way mic and speaker system that allows clear communication between the healthcare professional and the patient. The unit is spacious and is built using insulated sandwich panels to provide an ambient and comfortable environment inside the unit.

The unit is also equipped with an in-built disinfectant spray that eliminates the need for an additional resource to sanitise the unit after each sample collection, thus reducing the risk of infection. The toughened glass ensures clear visibility as well as safety of both healthcare professionals and patients.  

Anand, Chief (Services & Solutions), Tata Steel, said: “Nest-In’s swab collection unit is an innovative product designed to ensure contact-less sample collection in a hassle-free and safe manner, and is yet another addition to our solutions in helping the nation in its fight against the pandemic. Designed and developed internally by our team, we at Tata Steel are constantly pushing the envelope to offer ingenious solutions for a better life, every day.”

The Covid-19 Swab Collection Unit can be used by hospitals, testing labs as well as by commercial and industrial firms inside their manufacturing plants and townships. The Company will be producing units on the basis of orders received and has the capability to serve the requirements across the nation.  

Nest-In has developed several customised solutions to help the nation in its fight against the pandemic, including quarantine and isolation wards, portable toilets and ICU Cabins. Nest-In has also supplied quarantine and isolation cabins for a 550-bed Covid-19 Isolation Facility in Kasargod, Kerala spanning 80,000 sq. ft.

Tata Steel is delivering tangible impact through its expertise and specialty products, and contributing towards tackling the Covid-19 crisis by creating customised solutions for the healthcare sector.

About Nest-In 

Nest-In is Tata Steel’s modular, steel-based construction solutions business. With its pan-India presence, and highly efficient delivery mechanism, Nest-In strives to provide complete turnkey solutions with unique customer experience at its core. Its pre-fab solutions are suitable for various applications like housing, modular toilets, smart toilets, industrial buildings, portable cabins, etc. 

The offerings of Nest-In are geared towards meeting existing and upcoming building requirements of various government initiatives like the Smart Cities Mission, the light construction requirements for corporate projects and operations, and CSR initiatives. Apart from these, Nest-In also serves individual home extension requirements. Know more @ 

Key features of Nest-In offerings 

  1. One-Stop, Convenient Construction Solution
  2. Speed of Construction 
  3. Hassle-Free Construction
  4. Light Weight with Better seismic resistance 
  5. Low Construction Wastage 
  6. Modern Technology with precise manufacturing 
  7. Better quality control in manufacturing and execution 

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About Tata Steel

Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 million tonnes per annum. It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group (excluding SEA operations) recorded a consolidated turnover of US $19.7 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2020.

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.

Tata Steel was recognised as DJSI steel sector leader in 2018 and has ranked fourth in the steel sector in 2019. Besides being a member of the worldsteel’s Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards and recognitions including the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Kalinganagar Plant - a first in India, and Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17. The Company, ranked as India’s most valuable Metals & Mining brand by Brand Finance, received the ‘Honourable Mention’ at the National CSR Awards 2019, Steel Sustainability Champion 2019 by worldsteel, CII Greenco Star Performer Award 2019, ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2020 from Ethisphere Institute, and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2020) by CNBC TV-18, among several others.

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Kulvin Suri

Chief, Corporate Communications-India & SEA

Tata Steel