Robot technology at the new Punggol Polyclinic is expected to boost efficiency and cut waiting times for patients.
An automated pharmacy - the first of its kind in Singapore - will have robots packing medication, freeing up pharmacy staff to focus on patients with more complex medical conditions.
The new polyclinic, Singapore's 20th, was officially opened yes-terday by labour chief and Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Ng Chee Meng.
It will also boast a host of other facilities, such as an eye clinic and a research centre - both firsts in polyclinics.
As it is located in Singapore's "baby town", the polyclinic will have a special focus on women's and children's health. It will launch a pilot programme targeting gestational diabetes in July.
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