The first disinfection robot against Covid-19 delivered by the EU was presented in Bulgaria at a ceremony on August 3 in Plovdiv.
Special guests at the event were the head of the representative office of the European Commission in Sofia, Tsvetan Kyulanov, the administrative officer of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark, Vasya Ivanova, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Health, the manufacturer of the robots and their exclusive Bulgarian sales partner.
This robot is part of the EC’s joint order for 200 specialized disinfection robots to be delivered to hospitals in the forefront of the fight against Covid-19 in all EU member states. The EU budget has allocated a total of 12 million euros for their purchase. The funds come from the emergency aid instrument.
The disinfection robots are manufactured by the Danish company UVD robots, which won the European Commission’s public tender for the urgent delivery of disinfection devices.
These robots can disinfect a hospital room with ultraviolet light in just 15 minutes. You can also disinfect 18 rooms with one load. The devices are completely autonomous and thus protect the life and health of hospital staff. In addition to protecting against Covid-19, the robots efficiently destroy many other pathogens and thus prevent infections within the hospital.