DHA launches second smart pharmacy with a dispensing robot at Dubai Hospital

The Dubai Health Authority, DHA, inaugurated on Wednesday a smart pharmacy with a robot for dispensing medicines in Dubai Hospital.

This is the first-of-its-kind smart pharmacy in the Middle East and a second of its kind in the DHA, as the authority launched a smart pharmacy at Rashid Hospital last January.

The robot can store up to 35,000 medicines and dispenses around 12 prescriptions in less than one minute.

Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA announced that the authority will be introducing the robot in all DHA hospitals.

The smart pharmacy was inaugurated in the presence of Dr. Ali Al Sayed, the Director of the Pharmaceutical Services Department of DHA, Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Jasmi CEO of Dubai Hospital and Dr. Khaldoon Walid Nabhan, Acting Director Finance and Administrative affairs at Dubai Hospital.

According to Dr. Al Sayed the robot dispensing process will be paper free as the robot will store the prescription as soon as the doctor documents it electronically.