By Deirdre Tynan • 21 September 2021 • 12:35
The 200th EU disinfection robot has been delivered to hospital in Barcelona.
The European Commission has delivered the 200th disinfection robot to the Consorci Corporacio Sanitaria Parc Tauli hospital in Barcelona.
The robots, donated by the Commission, help sanitise Covid-19 patient rooms and are part of the Commission’s action to supply hospitals across the EU to help them cope with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Twenty-five disinfection robots have already been working night and day across Spain since February to help tackle the spread of the coronavirus.
Executive Vice-President for a Europe fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, said, “Assisting Member States overcome the challenges of the pandemic continues to be a number one priority and these donations – a very tangible form of support – are a prime example of what can be achieved.
“This is European solidarity in action and I am pleased to see the Commission can go the extra mile in donating an additional 100 disinfection robots to hospitals in need,” she added on September 21.
Nearly every EU Member State has now received at least one disinfection robot, which disinfects a standard patient room in under 15 minutes, alleviating hospital staff and offering them and their patients greater protection against potential infection.
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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.
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