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Sep 14, 2020

MeD ROBO to assist hospital staff to serve COVID-19 patients

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Diesel Loco Shed of Waltair Division fabricated robot to assist hospital staff to serve COVID-19 patients.  In the light of COVID-19 pandemic, various innovative initiatives were taken by Diesel Loco Shed to combat the spread of coronavirus infection. 

According to a press communique by Waltair Division,  Visakhapatnam, the DLS, fabricated a Robot, named as MeD Robot, to assist the management of medical wards in serving medicines, food to patients and towards patient care. Before being deployed for use in Divisional Railway Hospital, the MeD ROBO underwent extensive trials and demonstrations. The robot is being used to provide medical accessories or equipment, medicines as well as to serve food to patients in the hospital, without any need for physical contact.

With the help of this Robot, doctors, nurses and other medical staff will be able to stay away from the risks of contracting novel coronavirus infection. The MeD ROBO is operated through a unique mobile app that has been developed as part of the innovation, supported by the WiFi facility. The R-BOT supports sensor based features, which are capable of reading patients’ body temperature and transmit the same for display on the mobile phone. In case of any abnormal high-temperature reading, the MeD ROBO is capable of raising an alarm so as to the Hospital staff attending to the patients.

MeD ROBO fabrication done with:

1. Remote controlled driving unit
2. Stainless sheet, rod, square bars and acrylic sheet for body and trays.
3. Night vision Camera (2 MP HD) with speaker facility for interactive purpose with data card facility to monitor from any place.
4. Circuit for sensor-based hand sanitizer unit
5. 1 KVA backup power for driving motor and camera.
MeD ROBO  features:

(i) Remote control drive unit for movement in all directions by monitoring physically or from mobile or desktop.
(ii) Sensor based hand sanitizer unit
(iii) Device for communication between patient and Doctor/nursing staff can be monitored from any mobile or desktop.
(iv) 2 stainless steel trays for distributing medicine and food etc.

This unit was fabricated at Diesel Loco Shed, Visakhapatnam under guidance of Shri Chetan Kumar Shrivastava, Divisional Railway Manager, Waltair and under direct supervision of Shri Santosh Kumar Patro, Sr. Divisional Mechanical Engineer (Diesel). After inspection DRM Shri Chetan Kumar handed over the equipment to Divisional Railway Hospital, Visakhapatnam.

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