The country’s health minister, Daniel Ngamije broke the news of the delivery stating that the move is aimed at reducing the exposure of health workers to Covid-19 patients.
He further stated that the five humanoid robots are expected to assist in both the screening of patients and delivery of food and drugs to Covid-19 patients.
The robots he said were manufactured in Belgium and are capable of screening 50 to 150 patients per minute. They would also be used to record and store patient data, alert health workers to abnormalities and warn people who are not wearing masks or are not wearing them properly.
Rwanda presently has about 300 confirmed cases with no records of deaths as compared to Nigeria that has about 6400 confirmed cases and about 190 deaths to date.