Robots will be able to carry out complete disinfection of the wards of coronavirus patients in a matter of minutes, thus preventing its spread.
The European Commission announced on Monday, November 23, that it will begin purchasing 200 disinfectant robots to equip hospitals across the European Union.
“Hospitals in most member states have expressed a need and interest in getting these robots that can disinfect standard patient rooms with ultraviolet light in just 15 minutes and thus help prevent and reduce the spread of the virus,” the EC communiqué said.
“The process is controlled by an operator who will be outside the disinfected room to avoid exposure to ultraviolet light,” explained in Brussels. It is expected that these robots will be delivered in the coming weeks.
The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said: “We are doing everything possible to support hospitals and patients in these difficult times. With EU funds, we are purchasing 200 disinfection robots, which will be delivered to hospitals across Europe to help disinfect patient rooms.