COVID-19: RWANDA TO DEPLOY ROBOTS IN TREATMENT CENTRES TO REDUCE TRANSMISSION RISKS
Rwanda is introducing Robots in Coronavirus treatment centres and other public places to reduce transmission risks, the country’s ministry of health said.
The robots, who have been given Rwandan names will “screen temperature, monitor status, keep medical records of patients,” the Rwanda Biomedical Centre said on their official Twitter handle.
Five of the robots have been given the names Urumuri, Icyizere, Kazuba, Ngabo and Mwiza, the Minister of Health Dr Daniel Ngamije revealed on Television, according to KTExpress report.
“These robots will support us in different ways but most importantly they will be approaching patients to test temperature and status of breathing among other tasks, which will help us minimise human-to-human contact,” Dr Ngamije said.
Rwanda is not the only country that has deployed the use of Robots to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to the International Federation of Robotics, the disinfection robot UVD has been in high demand around the globe.
“The units operate in more than 40 countries-in Asia, Europe and the United States,” the Robotics Federation said.