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Nepal: Madhyapurthimi municipality to mobilise robots in treatment of coronavirus infected

Stating that the trial of employing a nursing robot has already been carried out at the hospital, he said preparation has been made to bring a nursing robot into operation from the third week of September.
three nursing robots would be mobilized for Corona treatment at the Nepal-Korea Friendship Hospital run by the municipality Photo- Ramesh Giri

BHAKTAPUR:– Madhyapurthimi municipality is to mobilize nursing robots in the 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 the PCR test to stop coronavirus infection as well as has kept quarantine, isolation facilities, ICU with a ventilator in a ready position in its area.

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

The robot would be used to provide medicine and food 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 on procuring three robots invented by Nepali youths. A total of 9,000 people have undergone a 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. The municipality has expedited contact tracing to control coronavirus infection, said mayor Shrestha, adding, “We have been making accessible management of the infected people.

We along with people’s representatives reach the houses of infected people and resolve problems the coronavirus infected are facing and encourage them after counseling them.” The municipality has allocated a 30-bed capacity isolation ward with an oxygen supply and 11-bed capacity ICU at the Nepal Korea Friendship Municipality Hospital with a total of 85 beds. Out of the 11 beds in the ICU, eight beds are equipped with a ventilator.

He said the dialysis machine has been installed in one bed reserved for kidney patients. The municipality has already kept more than 100 suspected COVID-19 cases in quarantine in a guest house close to the hospital.

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