Medical personnel transport a patient in Isolation Capsule in Abu Dhabi.
The Abu Dhabi Police have unveiled a medical transport system by air ambulance through an isolation capsule designated for COVID-19 patients and those who are suffering from infectious diseases. Such a way is the first of its kind in the region, which comes within the precautionary measures in force in the country to combat spread of coronavirus.
Commenting on the new transport system, Colonel Pilot Obaid Mohammed Al Shemaili, Deputy Director of Abu Dhabi Police Aviation Department at the Central Operations Division, said that move comes with the keenness of the Abu Dhabi Police to cope up with the developments and to promote all capabilities to serve the community. It also translates guidance of the prudent leadership that spares no efforts in providing all requirements to ensure provision of the best services of highest quality for the community.
In the meantime, Major Doctor Ali Saif Al Dhahori, aviation medicine specialist, explained that the capsule is considered an integrated isolation system for the patients suffering from infectious diseases to transport them from one healthcare facility to another safely. It ensures non-transmission of infection to others while transporting them, he added, noting that it can be used in the future for all infectious diseases.
The evacuees will be received at the newly established Emirates Humanitarian City in the UAE, and will undergo medical testing and monitoring to ensure their health and safety.
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