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UAE's health ministry launches 'child friendly' robotic service.

ISLAMABAD -- The UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched a child-friendly robotic service at Dibba Hospital to ensure the happiness of sick children, reduce and overcome the fear of visiting hospitals.

The new initiative comes as part of the ministry's efforts to enhance smart healthcare and cement the quality of innovative health services. The kid-friendly robot, which can be remotely or self-directed, will be used to transport children from the hospital's entrances to the pediatric clinic in bid to reduce psychological burden and grant them a sense of reassurance when visiting the hospital to receive treatment and healthcare services.

Dr. Kalthoum Al Baloushi, Director of Hospitals Administration, stressed the ministry's keenness to harness all resources and potential to develop innovative solutions.

"The newly introduced robotic service comes in line with the ministry's strategy to provide health services and medical care in accordance with the highest international standards," Al Baloushi added.

"Launching the child-friendly robotic service at Dibba Hospital cements MOHAP plans, objectives and strategies to provide comprehensive healthcare and integrated services following innovative and sustainable techniques," Obaid Khalfan Al Khadim, Director of Dibba Hospital, said.

"The robotic service initiative was launched to bring joy into the hearts of sick children and help them break the fear barrier," he concluded.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:May 4, 2019
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