Rwandan Health Minister Daniel Ngamije has announced that the ministry of health is planning to employ robots to Coronavirus treatment centers .
The robots will serve as an interface between doctors and patience thereby reducing human contact that may result in virus transmission.
We are introducing the use of robots in the management of our #COVID19 Treatment Centers to reduce transmission risks. Robots will screen temperature, monitor status, keep medical records of Patients. @RwandaICT @RISARwanda @RURA_RWANDA pic.twitter.com/2BXmUaT4HI
— Rwanda Biomedical Centre (@RBCRwanda) May 8, 2020
The robots will not only be deployed to treatment centers but will also be used in public places such as bus stops and shopping centers to check for temperature at entrances.
So far the central African country has been using drones to raise awareness about the coronavirus.
Rwanda has recorded 263 positive cases of the virus and 136 of them have recovered.