The Rwadan health workers and government are using robots in treating COVID-19 patients with the aim of reducing the risk of infection.
A high-tech robot developed by Zora Bots, a Belgium-based company, and donated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) checks the temperature of COVID-19 patients, provide them with drugs during treatments and also aids in other activities at the isolation centres.
She told the media:
“It doesn’t remove the tasks the doctors are supposed to do, it’s just complementing their efforts.”
Officials handling the robots also stated that:
“In the future if they are programmed to take even blood pressure and the (blood) sugar, that definitely would be so helpful.”
Rwanda so far has 355 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 disease.