100 disinfection robots operating in EU hospitals

The 100th disinfection robot was delivered to a hospital in the EU as part of the European Commission’s action to equip institutions with them so that they can cope with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bagdasar-Arseni emergency hospital in Bucharest received the robot, while six more hospitals in the country will receive one in the coming days. Robots can disinfect a normal-sized hospital room in as few as 15 minutes using ultraviolet radiation.

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The Commission has already donated disinfection robots to hospitals in 22 countries: Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Sweden.

Deliveries will continue until the autumn and the aim is to supply more than 200 robots to EU hospitals treating patients with the corovirus who have expressed an interest in the technology.

By using disinfection robots, hospitals can ensure a sterile environment without exposing their staff to unnecessary risks. Cleaning staff handle the robot outside the room to be disinfected and, as a result, none of the health workers are present during the procedure.

The robots are supplied by the Danish company UVD, which won the relevant competition for the emergency supply

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