Kolkata: The CSIR-CMERI in Durgapur has developed a low-cost robotic gadget that can be utilized for gathering samples of individuals having signs of coronavirus, apart from treating COVID-19 sufferers.
The ”Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Gadget” shall be very useful for the frontline healthcare staff who’re treating COVID-19 sufferers, mentioned professor Harish Hirani, director of CSIR-CMERI (Central Mechanical Engineering Analysis Institute).
It is going to assist them in delivering companies whereas sustaining social distancing, lowering the prospect of them getting contaminated, he mentioned.
The price of the gadget is lower than Rs 5 lakh and the load is just not greater than 80 kg, making it straightforward to make use of and reasonably priced for healthcare amenities, Hirani mentioned.
The gadget, which has a video name facility, can be utilized in offering meals to the sufferers.
The gadget will be navigated by means of computerized and guide modes and must be monitored by a nursing sales space with a management station.
“It will be able to transport food items, medicines, testing equipment, files, personal protective equipment in a comprehensive sterilised environment,” Hirani mentioned.
A spokesperson of the institute mentioned the gadget can perform in a spread of 0.5 km and has a battery life of 4 hours.
“The clinical trial of the device has been successful. We will be ready if healthcare facilities and governments show interest,” he mentioned.
The variety of coronavirus fatalities in West Bengal rose to 22 on Tuesday, whereas the energetic circumstances elevated to 522, a senior official mentioned.
“The death audit committee has declared that two more patients have expired due to Covid 19, taking the toll due to the disease in the state to 22,” chief secretary Rajiva Sinha advised media individuals on the state secretariat Nabanna.
Sinha mentioned over the previous 24 hours, 28 contemporary circumstances have been detected, whereas ten sufferers had been discharged from hospital after recovering totally.
“So the number of active cases in the state now stands at 522. The number of people tested for the virus over the past 24 hours is 1,180, taking the total count to 13,223,” he mentioned.
To date, 119 sufferers have been discharged from the state because the outbreak of the pandemic.
In accordance with the highest bureaucrat, all of the contemporary circumstances had been acquired from 5 districts.
Whereas Kolkata, Howrah and 24 Parganas North accounted for 75 per cent of the circumstances, the remaining circumstances got here from Hooghly and 24 Parganas South.
(With Company Inputs)