UNDP delivers a cutting-edge anti-epidemic robot to the new Quartier Militaire Mediclinic

This technology holds the potential to enhance health infrastructure and raise public healthcare standards.

December 12, 2023
The anti-epidemic robot delivered by the UNDP to the newly inaugurated Mediclinic at Quartier Militaire

The robot is expected to play a key role in infection prevention and control, autonomously navigating hospital environments to inform individuals of necessary sanitary precautions

Stéphane Bellerose / UNDP Mauritius

Quartier Militaire, Mauritius – November 17, 2023

In a significant step towards advancing healthcare in Mauritius, the UNDP Mauritius Country Office handed over a state-of-the-art anti-epidemic robot to the newly inaugurated Mediclinic at Quartier Militaire. The ceremony, attended by prominent figures including The Honourable Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister, and Minister of Defence, Home Affairs and External Communications, Minister for Rodrigues, Outer Islands, and Territorial Integrity and Dr. The Honourable Kailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal, Minister of Health, and Wellness, marked a collaborative effort to enhance public healthcare through technological innovation.

The Mediclinic at Quartier Militaire, an addition to the existing 740 health facilities across Mauritius, was inaugurated with great enthusiasm yesterday. The UNDP Mauritius Country Office, recognizing the critical need for resilient and adaptive healthcare systems, seized the opportunity to provide an anti-epidemic robot to the Ministry of Health and Wellness. 


This cutting-edge technology is crucial for improving health infrastructure and elevating public healthcare standards. The robot is expected to play a key role in infection prevention and control, autonomously navigating hospital environments to inform individuals of necessary sanitary precautions. This deployment is anticipated to be a game-changer in the meticulous fight against infectious diseases. 

Furthermore, the robot enhances the safety of healthcare workers by undertaking tasks that involve potential pathogen exposure, allowing professionals to focus on providing compassionate care to patients. Equipped with advanced sensors, the anti-epidemic robot facilitates communication among doctors during diagnosis, improving response times and overall healthcare system resilience. This initiative signifies a strategic leap toward a more efficient healthcare ecosystem, addressing current challenges and preparing for a healthier future.

In envisioning a future where epidemics are managed with greater efficacy, leveraging digital technology becomes paramount. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of adapting quickly to evolving situations, and the anti-epidemic robot is a testament to the collaborative synergy between technological innovation and human expertise. It serves not as a replacement but as reinforcement, providing an extra layer of protection in collective efforts to safeguard public health.


In conclusion, the judicious utilization of such technology in health facilities represents a progressive step towards a safer and more resilient healthcare ecosystem post the COVID-19 pandemic. The deployment of this technology demonstrates a commitment not only to managing the challenges of today but also to preparing for a healthier future. The UNDP Mauritius Country Office will keep promoting the possibilities offered by technology to collaboratively reshape the current healthcare system. This entails a shift from a reactive focus on treatment to a proactive emphasis on prevention and holistic well-being.