At the time of this pandemic, innovation for innovation is always launched. Whether in the form of detection equipment for people with asymptomatic (no symptoms) to preventive innovations such as providing barriers on restaurant tables to help prevent the spread of the corona virus.
Now the innovation this time attracts attention, namely the launch of autonomous robots to help minimize the infection of health workers when working by functioning as a liaison between health workers and patients. Yups glimpse of the robot’s face does look a bit scary at night, especially when moving here and there.
This robot is a donation from UNDP (United Nations Development Program) which is intended for the Hospital “It seems that the COVID-19 treatment facility” in the country of Rwanda is due to the limited health workers who are able to deal with the corona virus there.
This robot has a very vital function, namely as a liaison between infected patients with doctors / nurses in order to minimize contact. So this robot functions to carry out tasks such as checking the patient’s body temperature, monitoring the patient’s health and delivering relieving drugs.
Selain menjalankan tugas-tugas utamanya. Robot tersebut juga setiap hari mengitari 75 kamar rumah sakit berisi 65 pasien untuk mengerjakan perintah-perintah lain dari dokter yang dapat dikontrol lewat tablet khusus. Jadi dokter tidak harus selalu melakukan bed-visit kepada pasien. Walaupun demikian robot ini tetap tidak bisa menggantikan peran doktor melainkan melengkapinya sehingga kinerja doktor&perawat semakin efektif dan efisien.
Di Rwanda, sudah 3 robot yang diluncurkan dan diharapkan akan benar-benar membantu mengatasi kendala dalam pengobatan pasien-pasien positif corona. Kedepannya robot ini akan diupgrade supaya mampu menjalankan fungsi-fungsi lain seperti; mengecek kadar gula darah, mengecek tekanan darah, mengecek trombosit, dll.
If you think about it, how to treat corona virus in Rwanda is more effective than how to treat corona virus in Indonesia which is still done conventionally. The conventional method of treatment caused many doctors & nurses to become infected and some died from handling patients. Maybe if this robot is present in Indonesia, the number of nurse deaths could be reduced.