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गृहपृष्ठNepalMadhyapurthimi municipality to mobilize robots to treat coronavirus patients

Madhyapurthimi municipality to mobilize robots to treat coronavirus patients


KATHMANDU : The Madhyapurthimi municipality is set to mobilize nursing robots to treat coronavirus infected patients in its hospital.

Mayor of the municipality, Madan Sundar Shrestha, shared that three nursing robots will be mobilized at the Nepal-Korea Friendship Hospital.

He further stated that the municipality has expedited PCR tests to curb coronavirus infection and has kept quarantine, isolation facilities, ICUs with ventilators ready in its area.

Stating that a trial has already been carried out at the hospital, he added that preparations have been made to bring the nursing robots into operation from the third week of September. The robots will be used to provide medicine and foods to patients.

Mayor Shrestha added that the hospital will be the first hospital in the country to provide service using robots, adding that around Rs 1.5 million budget will be spent to procure a total of three robots that were invented by Nepali youths.

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

Shrestha shared that a total of 327 people have tested positive, 90 have returned home after recovering, 90 are still at community isolation facilities and 171 at home isolation in.

The municipality has expedited contact tracing to control coronavirus infection, said mayor Shrestha. “We have been making management accessible to the patients.”

The municipality has allocated a 30 bed capacity isolation ward with oxygen supply and an 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 are equipped with ventilators.

He said a 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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