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Gulf Today, Staff Report
In line with efforts to ensure the highest quality of care to the community, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has directed all its licensed hospitals and day surgical centres to put elective therapeutic surgeries on hold until Feb.19.
This decision was aimed at ensuring that the most critical health issues are prioritised. This decision applies only to elective therapeutic surgeries that require deep sedation or general anaesthesia. Elective surgeries that are medical emergencies will be permitted.
The list of elective surgeries includes but is not limited to neurosurgical procedures, fractures and corrective orthopaedic procedures, cardiological and radiological interventions, stone and urological stent removals.
Separately, during the last 3 weeks, Dubai Tourism issued more than 200 violations of non-compliance with guidelines and closed down around 20 establishments.
Dubai Municipality has strengthened its inspection campaigns to ensure the commitment to precautionary measures. The number of inspection visits reached 2,258. Five establishments were closed.The Department of Economic Development (DED) closed 1 establishment, warned 2 and fined 23 others over the past 24 hours for not adhering to the precautionary measures set to limit COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.
A visiting official of an internationally-recognised healthcare accreditation body said the public must and should not be embarrassed to inquire whether the facility they have decided to go for consultation were certified to function and render services.
A leading hospital group in the UAE has upgraded its Dubai facilities to help address the observed increase in cardiac cases and lifestyle-related diseases.
"We are sorry to inform that as per local authorities and relatives it is so far confirmed that eight Indians have passed away in Dubai bus accident. Consulate is in touch with relatives of some of the deceased and awaits further details for others to inform their families," the CGI Dubai said in a tweet.
Kemp, Raffensperger and their aides are working quietly with Republican legislators to craft changes to absentee and early voting they believe can strike a balance. That may mean jettisoning or at least relaxing some of the proposals circulating in the Republican-run General Assembly,
Officials had warned that waves could reach three metres (10 feet) above high tide levels after the quakes - the strongest a magnitude 8.1 - but the threat had passed by the afternoon, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.
The state of emergency, which is a non-binding request, centers around asking restaurants, bars and other businesses to voluntarily close at 8pm. Japan has never had a mandatory lockdown, but has managed to keep infections relatively low with social distancing and such voluntary measures.
US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the UN Security Council that “the Assad regime has tried to avoid accountability by obstructing independent investigations and undermining the role and work of the OPCW,” the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons