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Jharkhand Fights Coronavirus With A Robot That Is Serving Food And Medicines To COVID-19 Infected Patients

Known as ‘Co-Bot’, these hi-tech robotic devices help transfers medicines and food from one bed to another, without needing health workers to attend to COVID-19 infected patients

Jharkhand Fights Coronavirus With A Robot That Is Serving Food And Medicines To COVID-19 Infected Patients
Highlights
  • Jharkhand has reported 28 COVID-19 positive cases as of April 16
  • Government introduces a hi-tech robotic delivery device in a hospital
  • The device has the maximum capacity of 30 kg with a range of 300 feet

New Delhi: Jharkhand government has come up with an innovative way to tackle the Coronavirus crisis. To cut down human interface, the authorities have decided to include a remote-controlled robot which has been named as ‘Co-Bot’ in the isolation facility of Chakradharpur Railway Hospital in the state. The robot is helping deliver food and medicines from one bed to another, without involving health workers to attend to COVID-19 patients. Talking about this new initiative, Aditya Ranjan, Deputy Development Officer, West Singhbum said,

 

Co-Bot name has been carved out from COVID and Robot. Today, our country is facing a very big crisis. Our enemy is the mighty virus that spreads from one person to another. Knowing such circumstances, we have decided to deploy a robotic device in the isolation facility as a pilot project in our fight against the virus. Depending on its success, we will scale-up the project.

Also Read: The Decision To Lockdown India Was Taken Early And It Was Smart But Testing Needs To Scale Up: Expert On Country’s Fight Against Coronavirus

Further highlighting the features of the robotic device, Mr Ranjan said,

The robot device has a maximum capacity of 30 kg with a range of 300 feet. CO-BOT is basically made of steel having fiber wheels fitted with hospital trolley on its top for carrying medicines and food. In simple language, it is a delivery device that helps in minimising interaction of COVID-19 patients lodged in isolation centres with hospital staff who are at the maximum risk of getting infected with the virus.

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The installation cost of co-bot is Rs 25,000 per machine. The machine is run by remote control and the device is fitted with both camera and speaker. Moreover, as a precautionary measure, the device is sanitised every-time it is sent inside the COVID speciality ward.

As of today, Jharkhand has reported 28 cases of coronavirus, of which, 2 people have been declared dead, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Whereas, in India, more than 12,000 cases have been reported for COVID-19 and 414 people have succumbed to the deadly infection.

Also Read: The Decision To Lockdown India Was Taken Early And It Was Smart But Testing Needs To Scale Up: Expert On Country’s Fight Against Coronavirus

World

24,20,23,922Cases
20,36,06,535Active
3,34,95,808Recovered
49,21,579Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,20,23,922 and 49,21,579 have died; 20,36,06,535 are active cases and 3,34,95,808 have recovered as on October 21, 2021 at 4:33 am.

India

3,41,27,450 18,454Cases
1,78,831 733Active
3,34,95,808 17,561Recovered
4,52,811 160Deaths
In India, there are 3,41,27,450 confirmed cases including 4,52,811 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,78,831 and 3,34,95,808 have recovered as on October 21, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,96,645 1,825

29,333 1,075

64,27,426 2,879

1,39,886 21

Kerala

48,79,790 11,150

83,333 2,476

47,69,373 8,592

27,084 82

Karnataka

29,84,484 462

9,103 26

29,37,405 479

37,976 9

Tamil Nadu

26,90,633 1,170

14,058 268

26,40,627 1,418

35,948 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,61,810 523

5,566 88

20,41,924 608

14,320 3

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,058 11

112 6

16,87,048 17

22,898

West Bengal

15,82,813 867

7,491 63

15,56,315 795

19,007 9

Delhi

14,39,466 25

310 12

14,14,066 37

25,090

Odisha

10,36,532 559

4,387 106

10,23,849 451

8,296 2

Chhattisgarh

10,05,735 34

185 3

9,91,979 36

13,571 1

Rajasthan

9,54,393 1

38 0

9,45,401 1

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,340 14

176 9

8,16,077 22

10,087 1

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,709 9

82 3

7,82,104 6

10,523

Haryana

7,71,116 15

133 7

7,60,934 8

10,049

Bihar

7,26,036 3

30 12

7,16,345 15

9,661

Telangana

6,69,556 191

3,968 28

6,61,646 162

3,942 1

Assam

6,07,427 308

3,610 25

5,97,859 282

5,958 1

Punjab

6,02,113 32

232 16

5,85,331 15

16,550 1

Jharkhand

3,48,486 25

142 14

3,43,209 11

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,773 8

176 1

3,36,199 6

7,398 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,299 78

800 3

3,26,070 80

4,429 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,936 110

1,394 46

2,16,815 64

3,727

Goa

1,77,706 47

597 23

1,73,755 70

3,354

Puducherry

1,27,521 42

461 29

1,25,208 71

1,852

Manipur

1,22,970 71

1,360 2

1,19,706 66

1,904 3

Mizoram

1,15,207 741

10,263 505

1,04,548 1,243

396 3

Tripura

84,351 2

95 7

83,440 9

816

Meghalaya

83,158 79

761 21

80,958 58

1,439

Chandigarh

65,312 2

24 1

64,468 3

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,043 12

138 7

54,625 19

280

Sikkim

31,800 17

175 6

31,232 22

393 1

Nagaland

31,659 18

255 8

30,728 10

676

Ladakh

20,886 3

34 0

20,644 3

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,676

2 2

10,670 2

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,646

7 1

7,510 1

129

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