By Daniel Tyokua
The Kougar Solutions and Allied Services Limited in partnership with Hikvision has donated a thermal and artificial intelligence machine to the Federal Capital Territory Administration to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the territory.
Presenting the machine to the administration, the Group Managing Director of Kougar Solutions and Allied Services, Mr. Rony Melhem said that the artificial intelligence system detects normal and abnormal temperature of an individual when he walks through it.
He stated that the thermal and facial recognition features that comes with the machine captures the facial image of the person as well as detects those not wearing facial masks and also detect the temperature.
Melhem said; “anyone with high fever passing through the machine or not wearing a face mask, there is a prompter pointing out those defects, thus making detection of symptoms of COVID-19 earlier than required”.
On the reason for the gesture, Melhem said; “As the COVID-19 pandemic has become a global challenge, we all should be allies in this battle against the pandemic. There is need for all to partner to end the disease, and to defeat the virus the solidarity and cooperation are the most potent weapon needed.
“COVID-19 should be seen as a joint battle that required all of us to come together to fight, in the spirit of cooperation and brotherhood to overcome the pandemic”.
He, therefore, expressed appreciation to the rapid response of the federal government, the Presidential Task Force (PTF), professional efforts of medical personnel and other frontline workers, stressing that their efforts had contributed to the recovery of many patients of the COVID-19.
While unveiling the machine on behalf of the administration, FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, thanked the firm for donating the artificial intelligence system to assist the administration to contain the spread of the virus.
Aliyu noted that the machine would in no small measure assist the administration to detect the number of people that need to be tested for coronavirus, stressing that all hands must be on deck in the battle against the dreaded disease.