Mr. Thushara Kelum Wadasinghe, the Navy’s Research and Development Unit, developed a robot to treat COVID 19 patients called ‘Medi Mate”, allowing healthcare workers to remain at a safe distance from the highly infectious virus.
This smart appliance developed under Navy’s patronage handed over for the use of Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital yesterday (08 April)).
Sri Lanka Navy, under guidance of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, conducting a wide array of programmes in light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.
Apart from that, Navy introduced latest technology and provided with necessary facilities through R&D Unit to unveil their innovative concepts.
This smart appliance will help healthcare workers to diagnose ailments, communicate with patients and dispense medicine and meals to them, without getting closer to the infected people.
This innovative appliance will help protect doctors and healthcare workers from the highly contagious novel coronavirus, when they are dealing with COVID-19 patients.
As a new feature, this remote-controlled gadgetry also has an automated nozzle which sprays a stream of sanitizing liquid to the hands of the patient, allowing him/her to sanitize the hands before touching any equipment or drugs placed on the device.
This automation handed over to the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital presided over by Director Naval Electrical & Electronic Engineering ( Fleet & Weapon) and Director Naval Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Admin & Utility) Commodore (Electrical) Kamal Bombugalage.
The Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital made ready to treat persons suspected of having contracted the novel coronavirus.
The Research and Development Unit of Sri Lanka Navy has also developed a disinfection chamber recently and similar chambers, with added features,set up at Kalubowila Teaching Hospital, Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital and University Hospital KDU.
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