Reports have it that, the Rwandan government has just deployed high-tech humanoid robots to help boost the country’s fight against COVID-19.
The nation’s Ministry of Health launched these robots at the Kanyina COVID-19 treatment center on Tuesday, 19th April.
These humanoid robots were programmed to check the temperature of people, monitor patient status and also record and keep audio-visual medical records of patients.
The Ministry added that the 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 most unique aspect of this initiative is that, all the five robots were given local Rwanda names such as, Akazuba, Ikirezi, Mwiza, Ngabo and Urumuri. This initiative will help reduce human contact and also go a long way to protect frontline health workers from getting exposed to the virus.
Rwanda has so far recorded just 308 cases but it is very obvious that, the once genocide ridden east African country which is now the hope of Africa is taking no chances when it comes to the management of this global pandemic.