The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced on Monday that it established a new medical isolation facility for positive and suspected COVID-19 cases as a precautionary and proactive measure, taken by the authority to tackle the virus.
There are two new COVID19 facilities in Dubai as another has reverted back to being a “non-COVID19 hospital” after having been certified “clean” by pertinent health authorities.
The generosity by the community members has made the Ramadan Food Package campaign a successful initiative as thousands of families were provided enough food items to celebrate the blessed month without any shortage of food during the COVID-19 pandemic in Dubai.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) revealed that 34,000 medical prescriptions, which included 270,000 types of medication and totalled 800,000 medicines, were delivered through its “Dawa’ee” free medicine home delivery service.
Private health facilities affirmed that the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has issued a circular to all licensed health facilities, emphasising the importance of informing patients of the results of the coronavirus test.
In recognition of their continuous efforts to keep the COVID-19 pandemic at bay, Dubai Police have recently supported employees of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) medical laboratories with 1500 3D-printed face mask buckles.
The Ministry of Health and Community Protection issued a circular to health facilities warning of batches of the medical device IMAGER II 5F Angiographic catheters, which are used for vascular catheters, because of the possibility of separation of the catheter tip during the surgical procedures, which may result in the necessity to perform another surgery, to remove the catheter tip from the blood vessels. It may also lead to the patient’s staying in the hospital for a longer period.
The visit was part of Sheikh Hamdan’s keenness to ensure the readiness of task forces in charge of the fight against COVID-19. He reviewed their efforts to ensure the highest level of safety for the community by monitoring potential and confirmed cases and taking appropriate measures to contain the spread of the virus.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has obligated all private hospitals operating in the emirate to receive the emergency medical cases carried by the Dubai Ambulance, including, emergency COVID-19 positive cases, suspected cases of COVID-19 with symptoms, and all other emergency cases such as stroke, heart attack and others.
To ensure the highest protection for paramedics, the MLU ambulance vehicles have an auto-sterilisation unit, thermal scanners, and safe storage cabins for collected samples. The re-purposed vehicles make it easy to serve the elderly and people of determination.