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Drug-delivery robots deployed at Israel’s largest hospital to cut chemo wait

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Robots are to start whirring around Israel’s largest hospital, racing drugs from the pharmacy to wards the moment they are needed.

From next month, as soon as Sheba Medical Center’s oncology department needs chemotherapy drugs, which must be prepared in the pharmacy, small Israeli-produced robots will take them straight to the nurses who ordered them, and help save patients hours in waiting time.

They will shuttle the drugs to departments utilizing a network of maintenance tunnels that already exists under the hospital, and also use corridors, walkways and elevators alongside staff and patients.

Sheba hopes to eventually expand the system, and have robots constantly making drug-delivery runs to all departments.

“This is very exciting as we’re moving from needing humans to transport drugs to........

© The Times of Israel

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