As different countries in Africa take proactive steps in the fight against coronavirus, Rwanda is not left out as they take delivery of robots to support the on going battle.
The Rwandan government on Tuesday launched he use of robots as a means of curtailing the spread of Covid19 especially between medical experts and patients.
The five high-tech robots are able to perform several tasks related to COVID-19 management such as mass temperature screening and delivering of food and medication to patients.
The robots can also capture data, detect people who are not wearing masks, among others and by so doing make the fight more effective.
These features are to support doctors and nurses at designated treatment centres as well as aid screening exercises at various sites across the country.
Each robot according to government officials cost $3,300 and each has the capacity to screen between 50 to 150 people per minute.
They can also within this period capture both video and audio data, and notify officers on duty about detected abnormalities for timely response and case management.
According to government officials the use of robots is to limit the contact between health care workers and Covid19 patients, thereby limiting the spread.
Produced by Zora Bots, a Belgian company specialised in robotics solutions, the robots are designed with various advanced features.