UNDP Donates Anti-Epidemic Robots To Assist Rwanda Fight #COVID-19



The Kanyinya Treatment Centre that treats #COVID19 patients in the capital, Kigali, has received a donation of five (5) Smart Anti-Epidemic Robots for mass temperature screening, monitoring patient status and keeping medical records of #COVID19 patients.

The Robots named Akazuba, Ikizere, Mwiza, Ngabo and Urumuri were donated by UNDP Rwanda and received by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of ICT and Innovation on Tuesday afternoon.

Stephen Rodriques, UNDP Resident Representative, delivered the robots to the hospital in the presence of ICT Minister Paula Ingabire and Health Minister Dr. Daniel Ngamije.
“I am very grateful to Rwandair for their support, the MINICT Team, Zorabots Africa and other government stakeholders that played a behind-the-scenes role in enabling us to get these robots,” Rodriques said.

Anti-Epidemic Robots

“This was a genuine collaborative effort, for which I am grateful,” he said, adding that, “in a few short weeks I hope to be also handing over new lab equipment and ICU beds to assist you in your efforts to save lives and contain the virus.”

“Solidarity matters to overcome this global pandemic,” he added.

Each robot cost approx US$30,000. Total cost for 5 robots including shipping and maintenance for one year was US$178,000. The promised ICU beds and lab equipment will cost about US$1 million (About Rwf1 billion).

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