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Robot assist hospital staff serve COVID-19 patients

  • IBEF
  • October 9, 2020

The East Coast Railways Central Hospital here uses a medical robot named MeD ROBO to provide medication, food and remote assistance to patients in the coronavirus ward, without any physical contact, to protect health workers from COVID-19 infection.

The MeD ROBO, an ECoR official said, is controlled by a unique mobile app that has been created as part of the innovation, assisted by the WiFi facility.

The robot allows hospital workers to support COVID-19 patients with food and medications while avoiding physical contact.

The robot's sensor will read and transmit the same body temperature of a patient for display on the smartphone. The MeD ROBO can raise an alarm in case of any excessive high-temperature reading, to alert the hospital staff attending the patients.

This is an East Coast Railway in-house invention. This robot was manufactured by Diesel Loco Shed in Visakhapatnam to help hospital workers serve patients with COVID.

The MeD ROBO underwent comprehensive trials and demonstrations, he stated, before being deployed for use at the Central Railway Hospital in Mancheswar.

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