Please bear with me, doctor
Children afraid of doctors and hospitals will soon be able to take their sick toys for medical treatment in Dubai. The 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 Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). The aim is to give children a positive hospital experience, hopefully reducing their anxiety if they need medical attention themselves, according to 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. 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.” The Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Majlis app allows all residents to share their ideas to improve Dubai.