COVID-19 infections spread from person to person, making personal treatment in healthcare units a huge risk for healthcare providers. Increased demand for health care poses a dramatic challenge of remaining safe while providing treatment.
So-called tele-health devices and robots are being used in China as well as the US to minimize human contact in hospitals while caring for patients. Care measures, such as giving out food, measuring temperatures for which it is not essential to actually be in patient areas, can be done with machines. Such technological solutions reduce the number of up-close interactions and so mitigate the risk of infections for health care personal.
A health care unit operating with such technological devices is the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington (USA). More information can be found here.