Robot to manage Dubai's first smart pharmacy

Dubai Health Authority inaugurated a smart pharmacy at Rashid Hospital, which includes a robot that can dispense 12 prescriptions in less than a minute

A robot has been deployed at the pharmacy of Dubai's Rashid Hospital. [Image: Twitter / DxbMediaOffice]
A robot has been deployed at the pharmacy of Dubai's Rashid Hospital. [Image: Twitter / DxbMediaOffice]

Starting today, a robot will dispense medication at the pharmacy of Rashid Hospital in Dubai. 

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently inaugurated the robot pharmacy, which includes the robot that can dispense prescribed medication based on barcode reading.

The operation will be paper-free as the robot will store the prescription as soon as a doctor documents it electronically. 

The move is expected to minimise human error, and DHA is expected to adopt the robot's use across all its hospitals in the future.

According to a WAM report, the robot can store up to 35,000 medicines and dispense around 12 prescriptions in less than a minute. 

Dr Ali Al Syed, director of the Pharmaceutical Services Department at DHA, said the robot "will significantly reduce a person’s waiting time" during the dispensing process.

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