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United States, Jan 27 (Canadian-Media): To take extra precautions while monitoring or treating patients with 2019-nCoV, the coronavirus and to prevent its spreading, a robot is being used he staff at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington that can measure the patient’s vitals and act as a platform for video conferencing, media reports said.
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The hospital's robotic quarantine system was updated in response to the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak.
The robot a platform on wheels with a built-in screen and is armed with a stethoscope, like a real doctor with a technology that illustrates the extent to which medical officials are trying to isolate 2019-nCoV cases.
But nurses still needed to enter the room to reposition its camera.
George Diaz, chief of the hospital’s infectious disease division said in spite of protocols being set by the staff to treat patients to facilitate their isolation without spreading the virus to anyone, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have requested that the hospital conduct additional tests
“They’re looking for ongoing presence of the virus,” Diaz told CNN. “They’re looking to see when the patient is no longer contagious.”