A model of the robot Shifa on display.
Yamama Badwan, Staff Reporter
The first Arab robot doctor has been launched in the name of ‘Shifa’ (healing) to provide consultations to both doctors and patients at the same time, said Dr. Waleed Daraghmeh, founder of Wiltech Technology Company.
The robot doctor speaks three languages - Arabic, English and Chinese - and patients can review and update their files through voice conferencing with the robot, he added.
Daraghmeh explained that ‘Shifa’ will be upgraded in future by adding new languages to enable other patients to talk with it easily, adding that the robot doctor will be provided this year to all government hospitals across the UAE.
The robot doctor will be connected with a database to a number of specialized centres worldwide to provide answers and information to doctors and patients.
The National Rehabilitation Centre, the UAE’s leading rehabilitation body, will open the outpatient clinic at its premises in Abu Dhabi to serve both Emiratis and expatriates in the country.
Two young Afghani nationals were rushed into Rashid Hospital after a gas cylinder defect left both of them with massive flame burns.
“DHA has stopped these two doctors to conduct surgeries, due to malpractice. Legal action will be taken against all those who risk the lives of patients"
Preventable measures include covering the mouth when sneezing or coughing to reduce the spread of flu viruses, regular hand washing with water and soap, and sanitation, as well as cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs that cause flu.
The ministry also announced that 35 cases fully recovered from the virus, after receiving treatment, bringing the total recovered cases to 96.
The Ministry said a 62-year old Asian expat and a 78-year old GCC national who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications related to chronic diseases. This brings death toll to eight.
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