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Bengaluru: A number one personal hospital on this tech metropolis has deployed two robots to display screen sufferers and protect healthcare warriors from coronavirus, one among its officers mentioned on Monday.

“The ‘mitra’ robots interact with people using facial and speech recognition and screen them for Covid-19 symptoms like fever, cough and cold. They also protect healthcare warriors from being infected,” spokesman of the Fortis Hospital informed IANS right here.

The first robotic screens guests, together with sufferers, medical doctors, nurses, paramedics and others, within the lounge

“The robotic screening is done in two phases. The first robot conducts basic screening, including temperature check, followed by some questions on symptoms of cough and cold.

“If the patient’s temperature is normal with no sign of cough and cold, the robot prints an entry pass, mentioning the screening results with his/her name and picture,” defined the official.

The second robotic connects the affected person with the primary robotic’s screening outcomes to the flu clinic the place a health care provider diagnoses him/her with out bodily contact.

“The high infection rates among the healthcare workers the world over is hampering the efforts to tackle the pandemic, which has prompted us to consider robotic screening,” Fortis zonal director Manish Mattoo mentioned in a press release.

The robots display screen sufferers, attendees and the hospital workers to make sure that nobody with virus signs enter the hospital with out being screened.

“With our OPDs (out-patient departments) resuming, chances of the virus transmission can also increase. The robots help us minimise the risk through human contact,” added Matoo.