Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 | 23 Safar 1441
The Royal Hospital launches virtual library for child patients

The Royal Hospital launches virtual library for child patients

The application has been launched by Al Manhal, element of TechKnowledge General Trading primarily based in the UAE, in cooperation with the Department of Haematology and Oncology for Children at The Royal Hospital and Ara Petroleum, a subsidiary of Al Zubair group in Oman.

The ‘Royal Hospital Kids’ application, operated by Al Manhal utilizes a single of its specialised goods for kids, Nahla
wa Nahil
, providing hundreds of interactive stories that kids can listen to and study, as effectively as educational games and worksheets.

Nahla
wa Nahil
is the initial platform for reading and understanding in Arabic for kids in between four and 11 years of age. It contains hundreds of books from top publishing homes in the Middle East.

Dr Ibrahim al Ghaithi, head of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, The Royal Hospital, mentioned that the application was a dream for numerous kids and their households. “Reading is one of the easiest and most enjoyable hobbies that children can have during their treatment. Many children and their families enjoy reading for leisure. Reading is an inspiration to many people due to heroic characters and their achievements in novels and stories,” Dr Ghaithi mentioned.

He added that workers hope that the application will be created additional to consist of educational curricula in the future.

Dr Ghaithi praised the part of Ara Petroleum business for launching the application. “Their funding has made the smart application project possible.”

Osama Alzadjali, communications and corporate affairs manager of Ara Petroleum, mentioned, “Energy companies are distinguished by their contribution to various charitable projects. The children of the Department of Oncology and Haematology at The Royal Hospital are receiving our focus this year. Children are the pillars of our society. The idea of this application is to bring smiles on children’s faces.”

Mohamed al Baghdadi, chairman of TechKnowledge, mentioned, “Offering free reading to sick children was a long-standing idea. We were introduced to similar concepts in large international hospitals” Each child in the hospital will be in a position to download the RH application for free of charge from the App Store or Google Play.

‘They can then scan the login code that’s identified on a sticker on the hospital bed to take pleasure in hundreds of stories that have been chosen particularly for distinct subjects and age levels,’ the Royal Hospital stated.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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