CHESAPEAKE -- In an effort to erase any bacteria, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center is using a robot to double check the work of the cleaning staff.
The hospital is participating in a study to see if the robot, called Tru-D, is useful.
The robot emits ultraviolet light and reportedly kills bacteria that cause MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and other infections commonly acquired at hospitals.
Tru-D costs about $125,000 but is currently on loan to the hospital.
"It would be worth it, to prevent infection," said Dr. Billy Richmond.