UNDP has donated three Ohmni Robots to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases to help protect frontline doctors and nurses from COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Ohmni Robots have the main function of remote communication, remote diagnoses and treatment.
Viet Nam is a tropical country that is prone to many different infectious diseases like H1N1, H5N1 and SARS and yearly incurring diseases such as Hepatitis A and B, and dengue fever. The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases is the frontline hospital to receive patients who get these highly contagious diseases. According to Dr. Nguyen Vu Trung, Deputy Director General of the Hospital, so far, the hospital only has PPE and tries its best to protect doctors and nurses, however there are still people who are at high risks because of their direct contacts with patients, especially when they do some procedures for care and treatment.
This is the first in series of robots to be delivered from UNDP to Hospitals for testing ecosystem and robotic applications: diagnosis, tele-training, autonomous delivery of supplies for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. The second Robot, BeetleBot will be delivered in July. After the test of these 2 types of robots, UNDP will organize dialogues among different robots makers, as well as among the hospitals, healthcare system stakeholders and robot makers, thus building a healthy robotic ecosystem in Viet Nam.
For more information, please contact Nguyen Viet Lan, UNDP Communication Officer, mobile number 0914436769, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Ohmni Robot: The Robots are made by Ohmni Labs, which is based in the Silicon Valley but has a Vietnamese co-founder, Mr. Thuc Vu, and an operation team in Viet Nam. More than 1,000 Ohmni Robots have been used in the US, India and Japan, mostly for hospitals and nursing homes. Based on the test at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, the startup can accelerate its process of setting up national production in Viet Nam.