When it comes to Technology, Rwanda is among the leading players in the Continent, and this status is being reechoed through the production of remote treatment tools for the COVID-19.
As of Friday, the East African Nation unveiled pieces of robots intended to help in the detection of cases of the coronavirus.
The Rwandan Minister of Health, Daniel Ngamije and the Minister of ICT and Innovation Paula Ingabire presented the five smart anti-epidemic robots at the Kanyinya Health Centre.
“The bots named Akazuba, Ikirezi, Mwiza, Ngabo and Urumuri were donated by the United Nations Development Program (UNPD) to the centre where coronavirus patients are treated in the Rwandan capital.
“These robots will perform temperature screening in our treatment centres,” Ngamije explained, so “they will detect people walking in treatment centres not wearing masks,” with a voice alerting the person to please use one.
“Reducing the risk of contamination at the centre” was an important benefit of the robots he added.”
It is estimated that 90,000 health workers worldwide have tested positive of the COVID-19 after being in direct contact with patients. As a result, the goal of using robots is to reduce contact between infected persons and medical staff.
Rwanda has reported 359 cases of the coronavirus of which one had died, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University