Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal handed over two robots to Dr Sanjib Kakati, principal, Assam Medical College and Hospital. The robots that will be used for dispensing food and medicine to patients were sponsored by RC Dibrugarh, RID 3240, under a global grant initiative with support from RC Dhaka Royal, RID 3281.The robots named Yantrabot were designed and developed by the Technology Incubation Centre at IIT-Guwahati. Under this global grant, more such equipment will be given to three other hospitals. Addressing the audience, Sonowal dwelt on the Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission and the initiatives in the field of science and technology towards fighting the pandemic.
He praised Rotary’s service to mankind and urged Rotarians to focus more on education, sports and culture in their activities. Union MoS for food processing Rameshwar Teli appreciated Rotary for providing Covid infrastructure to district hospitals.
PDG Kalpana Khound was the project’s primary contact.