The novel coronavirus has now infected over 1.7 million people worldwide. With UAE’s increased COVID-19 testing as a necessary action to curb the spread of the virus, the number of infected patients recorded countrywide has now increased to 3,736.
To further the UAE’s preventative measures to protect the health and safety of its citizens and residents, ‘Fever Clinics’ have been built outside Burjeel, LLH, Medeor and Lifecare hospitals in Abu Dhabi City and suburbs.
The new system is carried out by VPS Healthcare where the medical staff will carefully screen all patients prior to entering the hospital to avoid the risks of spreading the infection to healthcare workers and other ill patients in the vicinity. After the screening, any suspected cases of COVID-19 will then safely be moved to the Fever Clinic stationed outside the hospital.
Additionally, in preparation and as a precaution against a surge in potential cases, Dubai is building two field hospitals in advance. “When it comes to the increase of hospital surge capacity, we are prepared for all scenarios. We have put an integrated plan in place for all hospitals,” shared Humaid Al Qatami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority.
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