Robots on Covid-19 Duty in Rwanda – Reuters Video

Rwanda, the East African nation, deploys robots and drones to protect Covid-19 frontline health workers and transport support tools.

The robots are stationed isolation centres to take temperatures, monitor patients, take vitals readings and record messages for caregivers.

They can be programmed to carry trays bearing food or medicine to patients, a healthcare ICT personnel told Reuters.

Three of such robots are currently stationed at Rwanda’s Kanyinya Covid-19 treatment facility, close to the capital city of Kigali.

“They help us decrease or reduce the risk of transmission between patients and our doctors and nurses, said Dr. David Turatsinze.

Turatsinze said health workers hitherto visited patients four times daily but the technology has cut such visits by half.

The robots were donated by the United Nations Development Programme, officials said.

The country has also deployed drones to help move medicine and blood to the isolation centres.

Rwanda, with a population nearing 13million, has so far recorded 198 deaths out of 15,459 infections to date.

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Rwanda, the East African nation, shows the way, deploys robots and drones to protect Covid-19 frontline health workers and transport support tools.