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The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced on Tuesday a reduction in the cost of conducting PCR test to Dhs150 in government facilities all across the emirate.
The tests can be done after obtaining an appointment with any of the government-affiliated facilities in Dubai.
This was done to make the COVID-19 accessible to majority of the public.
The cost of tests in private hospital and clinics remain the same.
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The DHA) also announced the separation of all clinics known medically and internationally as fever clinics or infectious disease clinics in its primary health care centres from other specialised medical clinics, in order to strengthen the prevention system adopted by the Authority to combat communicable diseases and epidemics.
The move aims to provide a safe health care journey for patients across all facilities.
Al Qutami also added the Al Mizhar, Al Safa and Al Mamzhar clinics will no longer accept patients at the Fever Clinic and patients are redirected to go to the other DHA primary healthcare centres instead if they get a fever or develop any infectious disease symptoms.
The Authority's actions in this regard were undertaken to ensure the safety and health of patients who visit DHA’s primary healthcare centres especially the elderly, children, pregnant women, People of Determination and patients with chronic diseases.
All residents are advised to conduct a CIVID-19 PCR test before flying to the UAE.
It is for the health, safety and security of everyone if anyone who goes for a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, do the responsible act of self-isolation while practising all precautionary measures until guaranteed that he is not stricken with the dreadful persisting mutated SARS-CoV2-causing Novel Coronavirus (COVID19).
Sheikh Mohammed reviewed the precautionary measures taken to combat the epidemic in the UAE as emergency teams work round-the-clock to monitor emerging cases in collaboration with hospitals and health centres across the country.
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