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The First Smart Pharmacy Run by a Robot Just Opened in Saudi Arabia

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Prince Fahd Bin Sultan just inaugurated Saudi Arabia’s first pharmacy of it’s kind; a smart one, at King Fahd Specialist hospital in Tabuk. The pharmacy that is operated by a robot can dispense 1,500 packages of medicine and deal with 240 prescriptions per hour. 

The smart pharmacy can also store over 20,000 packages of medicine and reject expired drugs. A highly efficient way to save time and ensure control over what goes out to patients.

This new initiative can help reduce medication and error and supply the highest safety measures, which benefits the whole community.

The Smart pharmacy, so far has six outlets with one that is specialized in serving people with special needs.

In his speech, prince Fahd also thanked King Salman and Crown prince Mohamad Bin Salman on always being so keen on bettering and supporting the health car area in Saudi Arabia.

How long do you think it’ll be until we get a smart pharmacy in Egypt, as well?

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KSA Launches ‘Tataman’ Clinics To Accept Patients With Coronavirus Symptoms

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The Kingdom has launched a number of clinics that they have named ‘Tataman’ for patients who are having coronavirus symptoms but are not yet diagnosed with the virus.

These new facilities, identified in English as “Fever Clinics” in a Ministry of Health tweet, will operate 24/7.

“In the interest of the health of all those on the land of our dear homeland, we launched today “tataman” [reassurance] clinics that are dedicated to people who experience symptoms of coronavirus, such as high fever, and will expand during the next two days,” Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said in the tweet.

The clinics have started operations in six cities in Saudi Arabia, and the ministry said that it’s planning on expanding the clinics’ branches across the rest of the Kingdom’s provinces later on.

So far, the 31 clinics are currently open in the cities of Riyadh, Al-Ahsa, Qassim, Jeddah, Makkah and Madinah.

The announcement of the clinics came after health officials reported 3,121 new cases of coronavirus in the Kingdom detected in only the past 24 hours, while 1,175 new cases of recovery were recorded.

 

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Electronic Wristbands Introduced to Monitor Self-Isolated Saudis At Home

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With the increase in coronavirus cases, some patients are forced to self isolate themselves at home and such a need calls for measures to be taken from the Kingdom.

And that’s what the Kingdom is trying to do!

Saudi Arabia has announced this week the introduction of electronic wristband trackers to monitor those who are being quarantined at homes.

According to the spokesperson for Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health, Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly, these bracelets are being introduced “not just to monitor and follow up on infected individuals, but to provide further services to reassure citizens and residents.”

This comes in light of the Kingdom’s efforts in making home quarantine as safe as in hospitals and instead of patients or possible carriers having to isolate in quarantine facilities.

According to reports by local media, the government is also planning to issue electronic warning regarding coronavirus through the “Tawakkalna” app, which was launched earlier this month to facilitate the issuance of movement permits.

The app, which was developed by the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), provides residents with the latest warnings and medical news issued by the Ministry of Health.

Across the world, countries are taking all the measures and exerting efforts to limit the spread of this novel virus, with more and more applications being introduced everyday to help deliver people with everything they need without them having to leave the safety of their homes.

 

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These Digital Services Will Help You Receive Medical Advice

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Saudi authorities are emphasizing on the importance of digital means as the ideal way to receive medical advice during the current health situation, especially with a nationwide lock-down in force.

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has therefore launched electronic services that helps in promoting health awareness and interactive communication.

These services include a WhatsApp chatbot called Sarah and an app called Tameni, both have been launched in in cooperation with the National Digital Transformation Unit, which use Artificial Intelligence.

You can communicate with Chatbot Sarah 27/7 and communicates directly with users through WhatsApp and Telegram. It also allows users to ask about specific drugs, file complaints in addition to spreading awareness on the novel virus.

As for the mobile app Tameni, it provides accurate and simplified information about the products being supervised by the authority. It will also allow you to look up any drug with its price and if it’s not available, it provides you with alternatives.

“We want to reassure people about our food, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices,” the SFDA’s director of systems development, Abdullah Al-Dokhail said.

“That is why we diversified the platforms. We chose WhatsApp because there is a statistic that said 25 million people in the Kingdom use WhatsApp. Tameni is a mobile application and apps are popular among the youth.” He added.

These digital apps contribute greatly in maintaining the safety of residents and citizens of the Kingdom, we encourage every single person to start going digital so that you can remain safe at home.

 

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