The UAE government and authorities have been taking advanced precautionary measures in preparation for a potential surge in COVID-19 patients. From the speedy construction of the several fever clinics and field hospitals to the drive-through COVID-19 testing centres countrywide, the new isolation and intensive care facility in Rashid Hospital is one of the few additions completed by the government to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) released a video on social media commending the immediate actions and work of its engineering team who managed to build the entire facility, with multi-beds and all medical supplies installed, in a remarkably short period of time. “Everything was as per the best international standards…Every room was provided with a fresh air circulation mechanism. Additionally filters and air purifiers were fitted for infection control,” stated the DHA.
Our life heroes from our engineering team know no impossible. In less than a week DHA built an isolation and intensive building near #RashidHospital with the necessary medical equipment in every room. pic.twitter.com/VwA91mH084— هيئة الصحة بدبي (@DHA_Dubai) April 19, 2020
The persistent coronavirus has now infected 2.4 million people worldwide, of which 7,265 cases have been recorded in the UAE.
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