- The UP College of Medicine developed telepresence computers so that COVID-19 patients can talk to their loved ones
- The telepresence system will serve as “e-dalaw” or “tele-bisita” for patients in isolation due to coronavirus
- The same telepresence computers may also be used by healthcare workers to communicate with their patients to lessen exposure
- As of posting time, there are now a total of 5,223 COVID-19 cases in the country with 295 recoveries and 335 fatalities
The University of the Philippines College of Medicine developed computers that allow coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients to speak to their loved ones.
KAMI learned that the Surgical Innovations and Biotechnology Laboratory developed “telepresence computers.”
Through a Facebook post, UP College of Medicine shared that the computer systems will serve as a “tele-bisita” or “e-dalaw” for COVID-19 patients while they are still in isolation in the Philippine General Hospital.
"Ang mga pasyenteng may COVID ay hindi lamang numero o statistic, sila po ay taong may nagmamahal at may minamahal na pamilya. Pwede na po nila makausap ang mga mahal nila sa buhay habang nasa ospital,” it read in the post.
The same telepresence computers can be used by doctors and nurses to communicate with the patients, as well as to lessen the exposure of the health care workers.
In a previous report by KAMI, the Department of Health (DOH) has announced that there were 291 new cases of COVID-19 as of April 14, 4 p.m. The total is now at 5,223.
Meanwhile, there were an additional 53 patients who recovered from COVID-19, making a total of 295. However, the death toll has risen to 335.
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