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.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has set new regulations for issuing birth and death certificates in the emirate and has demanded all DHA-licensed health facilities to abide by them from Tuesday.
Salim Bin Lahej, Head of Health Fund Office at the DHA, said that the authority continued its humanitarian work to aid those in need, despite the COVID-19 pandemic through its "Mosaada” programme, "Save a Heart” initiative, voluntary clinics at Latifa hospital and other initiatives.
Dr Al Khaja said, 'In the first phase, Emiratis as well as residents above the age of 60 years, people of determination, people with chronic diseases, frontliners in the public and private sector and people in occupations with the highest COVID-19 risk are eligible...'
The campaign is targeting four main categories; the first category includes elders who are 60-years-old and above, people with chronic diseases.
The Dubai’s COVID-19 Command and Control Centre has issued the first update of laboratory testing standards for the virus, to ensure the highest levels of safety and quality for COVID-19 testing services in health facilities licenced by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
"Since vaccination requirements vary by country and some require second doses, it is important to visit a travel clinic at least one month prior to travel," said Dr Alia Mohammad Al Dallal.
To provide parents, students and staff members in private schools in Dubai with an effective and convenient mechanism to address COVID-19 related queries, the Dubai Health Authority has launched a dedicated 24/7 back-to-school helpline at phone number 800588.
The launch of this service reinforces the authority’s commitment to provide effective communication channels to the community, offering timely and accurate health information.