New science center in Madinah

Updated 23 December 2012
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New science center in Madinah

Riyadh: Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed, Minister of Education and Chairman of scientific Centers in the Kingdom, announced today the forthcoming laying of the foundation stone of a scientific center in the Madinah area.
The center will occupy an area of over 40,000 square meters and will be built in accordance with the latest specifications and international standards in the design of scientific centers.
The center will part of the projects to build 14 scientific centers in a number of regions and governorates of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Minister of Education made the announcement while chairing this morning a meeting here, of the Board of Directors of scientific centers.
The meeting dealt with discussions on the Board’s plans, strategic partnerships and mechanisms of action for the upcoming period.

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Saudi Arabia’s first ‘smart’ pharmacy inaugurated

Updated 21 July 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s first ‘smart’ pharmacy inaugurated

TABUK: Prince Fahd bin Sultan, governor of Tabuk region, inaugurated the Kingdom’s first smart pharmacy — operated by a robot — at King Fahd Specialist Hospital on Thursday, following his meeting with the province’s director general of health affairs, Ghurmallah bin Abdullah Al-Ghamdi.
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.