Saudi hospital buys Riva pharmacy system
Winnipeg, Canada, March 25, 2014
Riyadh-based King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) has purchased two fully-automated pharmacy IV compounding system from Canada’s Intelligent Hospital Systems (IH Systems).
The Riva system was selected because of its ability to safely prepare medications in an aseptic environment and provide significant cost savings, said Dr Niels Erik Hansen, president and CEO of IH Systems.
The systems are scheduled for delivery and installation later this year.
"We are excited that King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre chose Riva to provide increased safety, efficiency and productivity in its pharmacy," Dr Hansen said.
"Also, we are pleased that the hospital selected Riva over several competing IV compounding manufacturers. Given how well-respected the hospital is in the region, this will help continue to pave the way for additional Riva installations throughout the Middle East."
The new Riva contract is the latest development highlighting IH Systems' expansion in the region. Local IH Systems distributor Nawah, which facilitated the acquisition of KFSH&RC's Riva systems, was responsible for the placement of another system scheduled for installation in Doha.
Nawah, a leader in healthcare and medical technology, serves as the company's exclusive distributor in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, UAE, Bahrain and Qatar.
"Our selection of advanced sterile preparation robotic solutions like Riva shows the hospital's commitment to providing patients with the most advanced medical technologies available to ensure patient safety and provide optimal pharmaceutical care," said Dr Ahmed Aljedai, director of pharmaceutical care division at KFSH&RC.
"We provide the highest level of specialized care in the region and it is critical for our pharmacy to have cutting-edge solutions to meet growing demand from patients." – TradeArabia News Service