Robot helps to treat patient infected with coronavirus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Doctors do not contact the patients and take all tests through their assistant
21:13, 27 January 2020


Several doctors, assisted by a robot, are treating a U.S. citizen infected with a coronavirus in China. The American news agency HeraldNet stated this.

The robot is equipped with a stethoscope, helps doctors take tests of vital organs of a person and communicate with him through a large screen. According to Dr. George Diaz, director of the department of infectious diseases at the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Wash., A 30-year-old man who recently returned from China is undergoing treatment.

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"He was diagnosed on Monday. First, he went to the emergency clinic and told staff that he was worried about the possible symptoms of the new coronavirus because he had recently traveled to Wuhan," the doctor said.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that a man infected with the virus arrived at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on January 15, that is, even before any health checks began at US airports.

According to Dr. George Diaz, his patient is in a stable condition and remains in isolation. Washington state health officials checked all the patient’s relatives with whom he had been in contact since returning from China. All people close to him will be called daily and actively checked for signs of any disease.

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Doctors noted that the man arrived at the hospital in a special isolated gurney called ISOPOD and was treated in an isolated area with two beds, away from busy sections of the hospital.

"The medical staff in the room moves the robot so that we can see the patient on the screen and talk to him," - Diaz said, adding that using the robot minimizes the impact of the medical staff on the infected person.

It is also reported that the United States confirmed five cases of coronavirus in four states - California, Arizona, Illinois, and Washington.

As we reported, Ukrainian medics explained that the coronavirus case currently observed in Kyiv is not the same kind of the virus detected in China. Kyiv city lab center of Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry claimed that soon after the initial reports about the virus found in Ukraine.

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