Madhyapurthimi municipality to mobilise robots in treatment of coronavirus infected

Sep 10, 2020

Photo: Ramesh Giri

Bhaktapur, Sept.10:  Madhyapurthimi municipality is to mobilize nursing robots in treatment of coronavirus infected patients in its hospital.

Mayor Madan Sundar Shrestha shared that three nursing robots would be mobilized for this purpose at the Nepal-Korea Friendship Hospital run by the municipality.

He further said that the municipality has expedited PCR test to stop coronavirus infection as well as has kept quarantine, isolation facilities, ICU with ventilator in ready position in its area.

Stating that the trial of employing nursing robot has already been carried out at the hospital, he said preparation has been made to bring nursing robot into operation from third week of September.

The robot would be used to provide medicine and foods to patients.

Mayor Shrestha added that the hospital would be the first hospital in the country providing service using robots, adding that around Rs 1.5 million budget would be spent for procuring three robots invented by Nepali youths.

A total of 9,000 people have underwent PCR test for coronavirus so far in the lab of the Municipality.

Shrestha shared that a total of 327 people have tested positive for coronavirus so far, 90 returned home after recovery, 90 are at community isolation facilities and 171 at home isolation in the municipality area.