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.
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.
The guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was instrumental in ensuring a rapid response to the outbreak and developing an effective counter-pandemic approach, said Dr Amer Sharif.
The ministry has highlighted the vital role of the nursing and medical cadres as being the frontline of defence for the health of society in the provision of healthcare, especially in light of the new coronavirus crisis.