While Nigeria is still struggling, with testing huge number of its citizens, Rwanda has taken delivery of Robots that can screen patients for coronavirus in a minute!
The Rwandan government announced that it had taken delivery of 5 humanoid robots that can screen and deliver foods and drugs to those suffering from Coronavirus.
According to the BBC, the Rwanda’s health minister, Daniel Ngamije made the announcement on Tuesday May 19.
He also disclosed that the robots were introduced to reduce the exposure of health workers to COVID-19 patients.
Daniel Ngamije said,
“We need additional robots for other duties like disinfection in public space and we are working to get them.”
The 5 robots which were named local Rwandan names which included; Akazuba, Ikizere, Mwiza, Ngabo and Urumuri, and are all manufactured by a Belgium-based company.
Rwanda’s health ministry also said that the units have a number of abilities, including:
- Screening 50 to 150 people per minute
- Recording and storing patient data
- Alerting health workers to abnormalities
- Warning people who aren’t wearing marks, or are wearing them improperly.
In Rwanda, there are two standard Coronavirus treatment facilities. One is on the outskirts of the capital Kigali, while the other is in the south-eastern town of Nyamata.
The country has so far recorded 308 confirmed cases, 203 recoveries and no deaths from the virus.