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Published December 13, 2013, 08:32 PM

Essentia in Fargo now has a high-tech helper to clean patients rooms more effectively

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Hospitals nationwide are striving to win battles against some of the most deadly germs growing in patient rooms.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Hospitals nationwide are striving to win battles against some of the most deadly germs growing in patient rooms.

Essentia in Fargo has found a high-tech trick; some new cleaning help that doesn't have legs or arms, to do its work.

"Put your gloves on first, always a priority."

When it comes to killing some of the toughest germs,

"Ring them out"

It takes someone special

NATS "and you go in your room"

to do the dirty work.

Lisa Jungck/Cleans Hospital Rooms: "When a patient leaves to go home, you go in and clean their room and get it ready for the next patient."

Lisa Jungck's daily cleaning check list has your basic TLC

"wipe it all down"

But a few weeks back... New help wheeled in.

Jungck: "It'd be like another person and they're cleaning with you."

Except, This person per se, named Bee by hospital staff-

Jungck: "It'd be kinda cool."

only needs a little push to get the job done.

Prakash Kafle/Essentia Infectious Disease: "It's very reassuring for me."

With blinking lights and loud noises.. This robot works when people like Lisa don't..

NATS "extra cleaning and disinfecting"

NAT

Using UV rays to kill bacteria, to cut down spreading diseases by more than 50 percent.

Kafle: "There had not been anything of this kind of this nature of device in the past."

STANDUP:

Kafle: "Those kind of bacteria sit in the roof, in the walls."

Jungck: "Gets the places you can't reach, yep."

Proving it doesn't take hands or supplies.. But a quick, five minute cycle

Kafle: "It definitely makes me feel better, sleep better."

to give a dirty hospital room.. that extra germ free sparkle.

Jungck: "It helps so much."

Bee's name stands for "Bugs Eradicated Everywhere."

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