Rwanda is set to fight COVID-19 with humanoid robots that will help minimise risks of infections among health care workers, authorities.
Five anti-epidemic robots names are Akazuba, Ikizere, Mwiza, Ngabo and Urumuri.
They will be mainly used in screening temperature , monitoring patient status and keeping medical records of #COVID-19 patients.
The information was made available by the Rwandan Health Ministry via its verified twitter handle @RwandaHealth and @NBCRwanda during the unveiling ceremony of the robots, Yesterday in Kigali.
“These high-tech robots have the capacity to screen 50 to 150 people per minute, deliver food and medication to patient rooms, capture data and notify officers on duty about detected abnormalities,” the ministry disclosed.
Health Minister Ngamije Daniel said the robots will fasten service delivery and help protect the lives of valuable health workers.
In pictures ; today's colourful event that saw #Rwanda receive 5 high- tech robots to support the #COVIDー19 fight at treatment centres and minimize infection risks of the pandemic @UNDP_Rwanda @RwandaICT @RwandaHealth pic.twitter.com/8vGNVAyish
— Rwanda Biomedical Centre (@RBCRwanda) May 19, 2020