The ministry of health in Rwanda has imported five robots for use against the fast-spreading coronavirus.
The five robots have been given Rwandan names will serve as an interface between the doctors and the patients, thereby reducing human contacts and risks of the virus’s transmission. Rwanda had, until this announcement, registered 273 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 136 recoveries, according to the country’s health ministry.
The Minister for Health in Rwanda, Daniel Ngamije, confirmed that the health ministry is planning to employ robots in coronavirus treatment centers and other public places.
A twitter post on Rwanda Biomedical Centre’s official handle read; “We are introducing the use of robots in the management of our #COVID19 Treatment Centers to reduce transmission risks. Robots will screen temperature, monitor status, keep medical records of Patients. @RwandaICT @RISARwanda @RURA_RWANDA.”
Besides being applied in the treatment centers, the robots will also be used to measure temperatures in other public places such as bus stops and entrances of shopping arcades, he said.
“The robots will be used as the interface between doctors and patients to avoid any possible human contact,” said Minister Ngamije. Adding, “Some of the robots have already been in Rwanda and will be programmed and employed first.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Central African Country has deployed drones to raise public awareness about the disease.
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