Kougar Solutions and Allied Services Ltd, in partnership with Hikvision has donated a thermal and artificial intelligence, AI, machine to the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, to curb the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.
The Group Managing Director of Kougar Solutions and Allied Services, Rony Melhem, presented the machine to the FCT administration on Wednesday in Abuja.
Mr Melhem explained that the AI detects normal and abnormal temperature of an individual as he walks through the machine.
He further stated that the thermal and facial recognition features captures the facial image of the person as well as detects those not wearing facial masks and also detect the temperature.
“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.
“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, while 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,” he said.
Mr Melhem lauded the rapid response of the Federal Government, the Presidential Task Force (PTF), medical personnel and other frontline workers in the ongoing fight against the virus.
According to him, collective efforts of all stakeholders has contributed to the recovery of many COVID-19 patients across the country.
Unveiling the machine, FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, thanked the firm for the donation, which she said would assist the administration contain the spread of the virus.
Mr Aliyu noted that the machine would in no small measure assist the administration to detect the number of people to be tested for coronavirus.
She stressed the need for all hands to be on deck in the battle against the dreaded disease.