India Post News Paper

 Breaking News

Indian Hospitals Deploy Robots to Aid in Battle Against COVID-19

Indian Hospitals Deploy Robots to Aid in Battle Against COVID-19
November 20
17:36 2020

As India prepares for the second wave of coronavirus infections, several hospitals in the country have enlisted the help of robots to lighten the load of frontline pandemic workers. Masterminded by Invento Robotics in Bangalore, the robots have been programmed to undertake tasks, such as facilitating video interactions, answering questions and disinfecting surfaces. 

Thus far, the company has distributed a handful of Mitra robots, which, according to the mitrarobot website, can ‚Äúintegrate with a variety of third party applications in telemedicine and sensor data collection to provide health diagnosis anywhere.‚ÄĚ Similar robots have been deployed in Maker village in Kerala to spray hand sanitizer. Further afield, robots have been used to help provide healthcare in remote areas of Canada, including Saskatchewan.

Mitra use facial-recognition technology to recognise particular patients and can be stationed around hospitals to help patients connect with loved ones and doctors through a video screen. “Mitra can be the nurse’s or doctor’s assistant, take readings and vitals, remind them of medications,” said the CEO of Invento Robotics, Balaji Viswanathan. “It may sound ironic but we are using robots to bring humanity to hospitals.‚ÄĚ

One of the hospitals that is currently using Mitra on its premises is a hospital in Noida. One of the robots has been stationed outside the hospital‚Äôs entrance where it screens arrivals for the symptoms of COVID-19 while the other watches over the intensive care unit. “Inside our ICU [Mitra] helps patients connect with their families through video streams and gives the patient’s family a look inside,” said the hospital‚Äôs director Kapil Tyagi. “Patients get happy and positive whenever the robot visits them. They are often clicking selfies with Mitra.‚ÄĚ

While Viswanathan initially supplied Mitra to banks, where they identified customers, issued tickets and collected feedback, he said that the hospital sectors started showing more interest in the robots since the breakout of the pandemic. “Two years ago, there was not much interest on the healthcare side,” said Viswanathan. “When coronavirus hit, hospitals finally understood what we were talking about.”

With over 8 million Convid-19 cases and 120,000 deaths, Indian hospitals have been overwhelmed with patients. After India entered lockdown in March, people were advised to build their immunity at home with multivitamins and Ayurveda treatments. Back in October, for example, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan, acknowledged the importance of Ayurveda in preventing the treating COVID-19.

Comments

comments

Related Articles

youtube-subscribe-png

E-paper Latest Edition

ADVERTISEMENT – SHEA Homes

SHEA Homes

ADVERTISEMENT – Boomi Coffee

Best Instant Coffee in The USA

ADVERTISEMENT – MY BETTING

best indian betting sites

ADVERTISEMENT – SONA9

SONA9 Indian Betting Website

We make it easier for you by providing you with the latest news, celebrity gossip, and useful articles. Today we are bringing you a new form of entertainment, online casino India.

Casinoexpressindia.com is a website specialized in providing the folk of India with the best online casino out there.

Time to read some reviews about online casinos and start playing some fun games.

ADVERTISEMENT – ASIABET 2020

Asiabet

50 SPIRITUAL APPETIZERS – VINOD DHAWAN

50-ad-Indiapost

It’s a lovely book. It feels energetically clear and light. It’s easy to read, dip in and out and most importantly it offers information without fluff! Blessings on this project.

Jac O’Keeffe
Spirituality teacher based in USA.

*Available on Amazon, Flipkart & other online stores*

ADVERTISEMENT – JOBSORA- FIND A JOB NOW!

Jobsora Jobs

POPULAR CATEGORIES

Follow us On Twitter

@ANI: India reports 1,84,372 new #COVID19 cases, 82,339 discharges and 1,027 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry Total cases: 1,38,73,825 Total recoveries: 1,23,36,036 Active cases: 13,65,704 Death toll: 1,72,085 Total vaccination: 11,11,79,578 https://t.co/8fiNUNDp6W
h J R

Download Media Kit

India Post Media Kit