IN a pioneering step that falls in line with the Kingdom’s vision 2030 to develop the society and boost the national economy, Nahdi Medical Company, Saudi Arabia’s pioneer in the health care sector, launched the first smart pharmacy. The pharmacy uses a smart robot to efficiently and accurately prepare and dispense medications, monitor drug safety and expiry dates, and manage stocks. This helps reduce drug preparation time and, consequently customers’ waiting time, as medications can be dispensed within 6 seconds per item.

As a vital player in the Saudi pharmaceutical industry, Nahdi Medical Company has taken it upon itself to continue developing the sector. The smart pharmacy will help ensure that drug qualities, quantities, and storage methods are well maintained, minimizing the risk of drug misuse and greatly reducing the drug dispensing process through advanced technologies. The smart pharmacy follows the Traceability Code, through which it can read drug data and also identify any drugs withdrawn by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority through accurate reading of barcodes and serial numbers.

“Al Nahdi has been working to improve health services in line with the wise leadership’s Vision 2030, which, in its health-related part, calls for providing high quality healthcare that meets the requirements and ambitions of the Saudi citizens,” said Nahdi Medical Company CEO Eng. Yasser Joharji. “We launch effective initiatives to achieve the objectives of Vision 2030, keeping pace with the changes through a clear strategy linking planning to implementation.”