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Robot to assist treatment of suspected Covid patients


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The treatment of two suspected Covid-19 patients at the Homagama Base Hospital will be carried out with the assistance of a robot, Hospital Director Dr. Janith Hettiarachchi said. 
The robot which had been provided by the Atlas group of companies is reportedly capable of completing daily tasks efficiently which would otherwise require the manpower of at least 100 humans.

The robot is capable of travelling from ward to ward, communicating the patient's health condition to the attending medical personnel and also communicating information from a doctor to the patient. The robot can also be used to dispense food and drugs according to the needs of the patient.

The robot designed and created by a local company had been manufactured at a cost of approximately Rs. 1 million. The international market value for a similar product is said to be at least Rs. 5 million. Accordingly the robot will be utilised to carry out daily tasks of the hospital as a pilot experiment. Similar projects are expected to be implemented in other hospitals in future.(Bimal Shamen & Shantha Pradeep –Mattegoda)




  Comments - 8

  • Dee Saturday, 28 March 2020 12:00 AM

    Is this the company which was targeted by 'patriot extremists teachers' about a year back? Hats of for the noble deed. Where are the patriots?

    Xavier Saturday, 28 March 2020 12:05 AM

    Great work

    prabath uduwella Saturday, 28 March 2020 12:14 AM


    dickie bird Saturday, 28 March 2020 12:19 AM

    bringing out the best in Sri Lanka what it has to offer with limited resources available. Well done.........

    prabath uduwella Saturday, 28 March 2020 11:51 AM

    Time to deploy local made resources like these. Ventilators and safety equipments should be copied or cloned given the urgency of the situation.

    Luis Samson Saturday, 28 March 2020 01:31 PM

    And to think this was the very company which is of the Hemas Group that was targeted for boycotts post Easter attack. Well done Atlas and Hemas. You’ve stood tall and raised the benchmark of what being Sri Lankan first is all about.

    vince Saturday, 28 March 2020 03:13 PM

    if will be ironic if one or two of those piss artist teachers were infected and assisted in their treatment by this robot.

    Husni Ameen Saturday, 28 March 2020 05:48 PM

    Excellent! way to go...

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