Far out: see a pharmacy run by robots

Dubai Health Authority opens a smart pharmacy featuring a robot for dispensing and prescribing medication in Latifa Hospital.
UAE, Hospital, Health, ROBOTS, AI, Artificial intelligence, Tech, Technology, 5G, Future, Connectivity, Services, Cloud

Share

The robot dispenses the prescribed medication with a click of a barcode, minimising human error.

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has inaugurated a smart pharmacy featuring a robot for dispensing and prescribing medication in Latifa Hospital.

This is the fourth of its kind in the DHA, as the authority launched two smart pharmacies at Rashid Hospital and one in Dubai Hospital earlier this year.

The robot in Latifa Hospital can store up to 35,000 medicines and dispenses around nine prescriptions in less than one minute. 

The robot dispenses the prescribed medication with a click of a barcode, minimising any human error, the DHA said in a statement.

The smart pharmacy was inaugurated by Humaid Al Qatami, director general of the DHA, who said adopting a fully integrated smart system for its pharmaceutical transactions reduces the chances of mistakes and reduces waiting times.

He added that depending on the robot to dispense the medication allows the pharmacist to focus on giving the customers the correct instruction on how to take the medication.

REGISTER NOW | Webinar Event | Security you can bank on – Safeguarding the Middle East’s financial sector

Presented in partnership with security and network specialist Cybereason, the second in the three part webinar series will bring together a panel of experts to discuss how banks and financial institutions are evolving their service offering while simultaneously staying one step ahead of the cyber criminals who seek to bring their operations crashing to the ground.

Editor's Choice

Emerson expands analytics platform for industrial enterprise-level wireless infrastructure management
Plantweb Insight platform adds two new Pervasive Sensing applications that manage wireless networks more efficiently with a singular interface to the enterprise
Digitalisation seen as a competitive advantage by Middle East private businesses
Nearly 80 per cent of private business leaders acknowledge that digitalisation can impact business sustainability
Etisalat introduces Multi-Access Edge Computing architecture delivering best-in-class video streaming performance for 5G networks
MEC architecture achieves performance gains of as much as 90% in video streaming, validating how ultra-low-latency applications will be delivered over 4G and 5G networks

Most popular

Don't Miss a Story