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New Toy Hospital Initiative For Dubai

New Toy Hospital Initiative For Dubai

A new initiative by the KHDA will see children afraid of doctors and hospitals able to take their sick toys for medical treatment in Dubai.

The programme, will give children a positive hospital experience and it’s hoped will reduce potential anxiety should they require medical attention themselves, said the team from Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The university will adapt their simulation centre so that children can meet health workers who will assess and treat the toys. Toys that require surgery will be taken to a special operating room, where children can watch the procedure being carried out.

Dr Abdulla Al Karam, director general of KHDA, said, “the toy hospital is a great example of how government can work together with the broader community to support children’s happiness. We’re looking forward to working with the team from Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, as well as schools and parents, to help children across Dubai develop a more positive perception of doctors and hospitals.”

The unique idea was put forward by Mahmood Jamal Al Deen through the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Majlis app, and shared in a meeting with the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences and the KHDA.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Majlis app provides a platform for sharing and implementing innovative ideas and solutions. Anyone with a creative idea to benefit teaching and learning in Dubai can submit it through the app, where it will be channeled to the KHDA team.



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