Saudi: First smart pharmacy run by a Robot launched

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The Kingdom’s first smart pharmacy operated by a robot was launched at King Fahd Specialist Hospital on Thursday.

It is hoped that the smart pharmacy — which can dispense 1,500 packages of medicine per hour, store over 20,000 packages of medicine, reject expired drugs, and deal with 240 prescriptions per hour — will save the time of patients and pharmacists, ensure better control of drug stocks, provide the highest safety standards, and reduce medication errors.

The pharmacy has six outlets, one of which is dedicated to serving disabled people.
Prince Fahd congratulated Tabuk Health Affairs on this achievement, which he said would contribute to better health care services.

He stressed that serving citizens was the main objective and praised the role of young men and women in meeting the requirements of the future.
He also thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their support for the health care sector in Saudi Arabia.

Al-Ghamdi thanked Prince Fahd for his support for the health care sector in the province.


Source Credit: Arab News


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