To minimize the risk of medical staff from getting infected with COVID-19, robots are now going to serve food and medicines to COVID-19 patients in two hospitals in Jharkhand.
Developed by District Deputy Development Commissioner (DDC) Aditya Ranjan, the remote controlled Cobot (collaborative robot) can carry a load of 30 kg and can operate within a range of 200 feet to 300 feet.
The biggest advantage of the Cobot is that it can reduce the chances of the healthcare staff from getting infected and they can monitor and communicate with the coronavirus patients with the Cobot itself which is fitted with a Wifi camera and a microphone for two-way communication.
The cost ofa single Cobot is Rs 25000.
Apart from the Cobot which is to be used at two hospitals in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district from Tuesday, Ranjan has also developed a high-tech isolation bed (I-bed) for COVID-19 patients.
As per reports, the I-beds will be inaugurated at the ANM Skill Centre, Chaibasa Sadar Hospital and COVID-19 Railway Hospital, Chakradharpur respectively on Tuesday.
The usage of Cobot in hospitals will not only be highly effective in taking care of coronavirus patients but will also enhance the safety of the medical staff as the deadly virus had taken claimed lives of health workers too.
Meanwhile, the death toll due to COVID-19 in India rose to 377 and the number of cases surged to 11,439, according to the Union Health Ministry.