Rwanda deploys robots in treating COVID-19 patients

Rwanda’s Minister of Health, Daniel Ngamije, disclosed on 8 May that CRURZ robots will soon be used to treat COVID-19 patients in order to reduce human contact. The robots will be used to measure a patient’s vitals such as temperature, blood pressure, and oxygen levels and report them to the doctors and nurses. Ngamije added that one robot can take the temperature of up to 200 patients per minute, and can connect the patient to talk with a doctor by video conference upon request.

The robots which are produced by the Kigali based Belgian robotic tech firm, Zorabots, will be used throughout the pandemic.