The DHA reduced the cost of COVID-19 testing to make it more accessible to the public and encourage proactive medical examinations as a precautionary and preventive measure.
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 test will be done on fully automated and highly sophisticated system using the Electro-chemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA) method that uses plasma, or serum samples.
Residents with certain medical conditions can apply for exemption through Dubai Police’s website: www.dxbpermit.gov.ae and DHA’s General Medical Committee Office will process the request within five days.
“The DHA dedicates this great achievement to the wise leadership of the UAE who always direct us to implement everything that achieves security, health and safety of community members.
The tests can be done after obtaining an appointment with any of the government-affiliated facilities in Dubai.
The campaign aims to raise awareness among the community about the importance of vaccination—especially amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have begun to implement full digital verification of COVID-19 medical records connected to testing and vaccination for travellers based in the UAE.
The three new approved tests include the antigen test, the RT-LAMP test and the saliva test. The saliva test can be used for children in healthcare facilities if a nose swab is not possible.