Rwanda has turned to technology to bolster its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The country’s Health Ministry has imported five robots that will be used as an interface between patients and healthcare workers in Covid-19 treatment centers.
Rwandan Health Minister Daniel Ngamije said the deployment of these robots in Covid-19 treatment facilities will reduce human contact and the risk of transmitting the virus.
The robots have been assigned Rwandan names and will be used to screen temperature, monitor status, and keep medical records of Covid-19 patients.
In addition, the machines will be deployed to public places such as bus stops and shopping malls to screen members of the public.
“The robots will be used as the interface between doctors and patients to avoid any possible human contact,” said Ngamije.
He added: “Some of the robots have already been in Rwanda and will be programmed and employed first.”
As of Monday, May 11th, there were 284 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Rwanda 140 recoveries and zero deaths.