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305 disinfection robots delivered to hospitals across EU

The European Commission has completed the delivery of 305 disinfection robots as part of an action taken early in the COVID-19 pandemic to ease the burden on hospitals across the EU.

photo of a  person holding a tablet and steering a disinfection robot in a hospital room

The action had a budget of up to €12 million under the Emergency Support Instrument (ESI). The robots disinfect a standard size patient room quickly and safely. By doing so, they help alleviate the pressure on hospital staff while offering patients greater protection against infection from pathogens. Hospitals in all 27 Member States have benefited from a donated disinfection robot. No repeat of the action is planned. The action has showcased the benefits of disinfection robots, which can be extremely useful in hospitals as well as in other public spaces.