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Conditions for weekly PCR test defined


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Iman Sorour, Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Education (MoE) affirmed in a circular which was sent to all staff the necessity to conduct a weekly PCR test, whose negative result should be submitted on entering the workplace. This, according to the circular includes those who received the first dose of the “COVID-19” vaccine.

The MoE indicated that the PCR test has been provided free in government hospitals affiliated with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP)  since February 7, 2021.

The circular also affirmed that those who received the two doses of the vaccine are excluded from the test, with the need to present a vaccination certificate before entering the workplace.

COLLABORATION MEETING: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King Fahad Specialist Hospital (KFSH-D), Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Under the patronage of Dr Abdulaziz Al Ghamdi, Chief Executive Officer of the First Health Cluster in Eastern Region, KSA; SEHA’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Gareth Goodier, and the Chief Executive Officer of King Fahad Specialist Hospital-Dammam, Omar Sharif, remotely executed the signature of the MoU between both parties.

Both parties joined the collaboration meeting virtually by witnessing a breakthrough achievement with the presence of senior management from SEHA and KFSH-Dammam.

The MoU aims to foster healthcare benefits between both institutions by establishing training programs, exchanging administrative and clinical knowledge and expertise, as well as promoting services in the fields of medicine, academia, and clinical research.

Dr Gareth Goodier, Group Chief Executive Officer, SEHA, said, “Throughout SEHA’s legacy, we have seen the power of partnerships facilitate the exchange of best-practice, knowledge and clinical expertise, ultimately contributing to the elevation of the provision of healthcare to the nation’s community.

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