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Taguig uses Robonurses to assist frontliners in catering to COVID-19 patients


Taguig City is now utilizing "Robonurses" to assist and minimize hazards to medical personnel taking care of COVID-19 patients in the city.

"These robots will physically carry medications and other supplies to COVID-19 patients while the nurses look on from the monitor at the head of the robot," Mayor Lino Cayetano said in a press release on Wednesday.

He said "Robonurse" is another product of the Taguig Robotics Team (TRT), the same students who had created the robots used during the city's online graduation.

Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano, together with the Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (C.O.D.E.) Team, headed by...

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Cayetano assured the residents that the city government would continue to improve its system and look for more areas to innovate amid the health crisis.

"Our COVID-19 plans stretch up to December next year to make sure we will cover the needs of our citizens sufficiently post-pandemic. That means we have time to push the boundaries," Cayetano said.

"The Taguig leadership has ensured adherence to the test-trace-treat approach, beefing up our capabilities on all fronts. We have acted with urgency and innovated to cope with the challenges," he added.

So far, Taguig City has five quarantine facilities for COVID-19 patients as well as for suspected and probable cases.

At present, the city has been monitoring a total of 539 active cases.—AOL, GMA News