Rwandan Health Ministry have announced an edge in the fight against coronavirus. They have built five high tech anti-epidemic robots that have been equipped with screening capabilities and will help administer temperature checks, monitor patient status, and keep medical records of about 50 – 150 patients each. They were built mainly to reduce the infection risks of the virus.
According to a tweet by the Ministry, the robots were given Rwandan names, Akazuba, Ikirezi, Mwiza, Ngabo, and Urumuri and can also perform tasks such as delivering food and medication to patient rooms, capture data, notify officers on duty about detected abnormalities and also warn people who aren’t wearing masks, or are wearing them improperly.
“The infectious nature of COVID-19 calls for technological innovations to tackle the pandemic. This is why Rwanda has introduced robots and drones among other high-tech initiatives to enhance efficiency in the fight,” ICT and Innovation Minister Paula Ingabire is quoted as saying
So far, Rwanda has recorded just under 300 cases with 203 recoveries and zero deaths according to official reports.