The Government of Rwanda today announced that it has purchased a robot that has the capacity to screen 150 people per minute for coronavirus. The government made the announcement during a media briefing.
The 5 humanoid robots can screen and deliver foods, drugs to those suffering from Coronavirus. BBC reported that the country’s health minister, Daniel Ngamije made the announcement . He also disclosed that the robots were brought in to reduce the exposure of health workers to COVID-19 patients. “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 Akazuba, Ikizere, Mwiza, Ngabo and Urumuri, are manufactured by a Belgium-based company. Rwanda’s health ministry says 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.
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