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.

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