Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the routine lives have come to a halt as lockdowns have been imposed in various countries to restrict the spread of the disease. As a result everyone is forced to stay inside their homes with not much to do, which may result in a staggering health condition. Here are 5 essential medical gadgets to have at home to reduce the frequency or the need to visit the doctors in these times:

Thermometer

Thermometer

A thermometer is an essential device to have at home. A rise in body temperature or fever signifies that something unusual is happening in the body. It is crucial to be aware of body temperature during ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. A good thermometer will read your temperature accurately. These days all kinds of digital thermometers are available online and offline. The simple one costs Rs 100 to Rs 300 while a contactless thermometer using an infrared sensor would cost Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000.

Blood pressure monitor

Blood pressure monitor

If there are members in the family who have chronic problem like hypertension, a blood pressure (BP) monitor is the most convenient gadget you must have at home. Keep a record of the BP measurements and share it with your family doctor. It helps doctors to prescribe the right medication. There are wide range of BP machines available and range from Rs 500 up to Rs 3,000.

Nebulizer

Nebulizer

Another very important medical gadget to have at home is a nebulizer. A nebulizer is an inhalation medical device that supports breathing by supplying oxygen in the required amount to the lungs. It is important to have it at home if there is a person in the family with asthma or another respiratory condition. The device helps administer medication directly and quickly to the lungs. Having this device at home helps you to cut the number of visits to clinics. Nebulizers cost about Rs 1,500 to Rs 3,000.

Glucometer

Glucometer

Diabetes & Sugar are common illness that claim lives around the world. As per reports, people who are diabetic or suffer from blood sugar medical conditions are more susceptible to contacting coronavirus. Glucometer is a must have device at home if there are people suffering from diabetes, in these times.

They are reliable and easy to use, just a finger prick. It's important to check blood sugar before fasting and after fasting. Maintain a record. Knowing blood sugar helps people to manage their diabetes much better. Glucometers are available from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000.

Weighing machine

Weighing machine

A weighing machine is the most basic and essential gadget to have at home. It helps you track your weight. Staying at home means less physical activity and accumulation of calories. Excess weight increases the risk of heart diseases and diabetes. There are both analogue and digital weighing scales available in the market. Digital scales have high accuracy as compared to an analogue scale. Prices range between Rs 500 to Rs 5,000.