- A team of Nigerian students have invented an important robot to address some of the challenges of Covid-19
- Among others, the robot is designed to deliver drugs and act as an interface between doctors and Covid-19 patients
- The inventors explained the robot was designed to reduce the rate of infections among medical doctors attending to Covid-19 patients
As Nigeria intensifies efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic, a team of students of Glisten International Academy, Abuja, has invented a mobile robot to perform some key medical duties.
According to Daily Trust, the robot which is named Mairabot will perform such duties as delivering drugs and acting as an interface between doctors and Covid-19 patients.
Legit.ng gathers that the inventors presented the robot to the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
The academy's executive director, Abba Abdullahi Saida, led the team to the agency to present the robot.
Saida explained that the design of the robot was necessitated by the high incidents of doctors contracting Covid-19 while attending to infected patients.
He said: “This robot is created to reduce the number of physical contact between the medical personnel and the affected patients and this will in return reduce drastically the number of medical personnel that will be affected in the process of carrying out the duties."
In his remarks, the director of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, commended the academy for coming up with the important invention.
He reaffirmed the NITDA’S readiness to assist innovative ideas that solve barrage of problems bedevilling the nation.
He ordered that the teacher and students be given digital tools which could be used for further ideations they might have in mind.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that nurses in Ondo state staged a protest over the alleged poor handling of the coronavirus disease by the state government,
The nurses converged at the Mother and Child Hospital in Akure, the state capital. They blamed the state government for the rising cases of coronavirus among health workers in the state.
According to them, over 10 nurses and five doctors have contracted the deadly COVID-19 in the state in the past one week.
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