Taguig deploys ‘Robonurses’ to help frontliners

Ralph Edwin Villanueva - The Philippine Star
Taguig deploys âRobonursesâ to help frontliners
A ‘robonurse’ is put through its paces at a newly opened quarantine facility in Taguig yesterday. Organizers said the robot, made by students from the Taguig robotics team, will be used to carry items and communicate with COVID-19 patients at the facility to minimize the exposure of the city’s health workers.
KJ Rosales

MANILA, Philippines — The Taguig government will be utilizing robot nurses to assist medical frontliners in tending to patients with coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Mayor Lino Cayetano said “Robonurses” would be deployed at the mega quarantine facility in Barangay Lower Bicutan as part of efforts to safeguard the city’s medical personnel.

The robotic medical staff were developed by the Taguig robotics team.

“Medical personnel will be overseeing the deployment of Robonurses as they cater to the needs of COVID-19 patients,” the city government said.

Cayetano said the city’s aggressive testing initiative resulted in the lowest fatality and virus transmission rate in the National Capital Region.

Taguig’s COVID fatality rate is at 0.83 percent while its attack rate is at 0.56 percent.

As of yesterday, the city recorded 5,667 COVID-19 cases with 5,024 recoveries and 50 deaths. There are 593 active cases.


Meanwhile, the Muntinlupa government placed a compound in Barangay Tunasan under extreme localized community quarantine for two weeks amid the rising cases of COVID-19.

City health office chief Tet Tuliao said the RMT7A Compound would be on lockdown until Sept. 24.

Tuliao said 11 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the area.       

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