Active examinations reduce Corona injuries in Abu Dhabi
The Committee for Emergency Management, Crises and Disasters resulting from the pandemic (COVID-19) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, in cooperation with the Department of Health, announced the results achieved for the various screening initiatives and Active examinations and investigation campaigns that were applied in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi within the national survey program.
Abu Dhabi Active examinations
Which, in addition to the precautionary measures taken, to limit the spread of the virus, as the percentages of confirmed cases decreased from the total tests in all areas of the emirate, so the percentage in Abu Dhabi City reached 0.3%, in Al Dhafra to 0.4% and in Al Ain to 0.6%.
Screening initiatives & preventive measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 have led to a drop in confirmed cases across the emirate per tests conducted, confirmed the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis & Disasters Committee, with Abu Dhabi City at 0.3%, Al Dhafra 0.4% & Al Ain 0.6%. pic.twitter.com/4SUFBMEVtd
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The committee had announced at the end of last June that the national survey program aimed to achieve less than 1% of infection rates and then launched an awareness and Active examinations campaign in all regions of the emirate to confirm the importance of adhering to the procedures as part of the national duty to limit the spread of the virus, which helped raise the practice of physical distance, thereby reducing proportions to their current level.
Active examinations control
The main goal of the program is to reduce the spread of the (COVID-19) virus and control infection through continuous community testing and to provide free screening to different groups of society through various Active examinations and investigation initiatives such as home screening. In cooperation with the Department of Health and the concerned authorities in the emirate, the committee will continue its efforts to preserve the gains made, until the pandemic is completely controlled.
Abu Dhabi Health Authority: 160 facilities and 2,700 doctors on the telecare platform
The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi revealed that more than 36 thousand people have downloaded the application of the health care platform on their mobile phones, where more than 7500 virtual consultations were provided within about three months through the platform that ensures that all members of the community have access to the necessary health services and medicines according to their treatment plans in any a place without the need to visit a doctor, as the platform saw that users book more than 36,000 online appointments.
The Department indicated that it is conducting field visits under the supervision of the Abu Dhabi Center for Public Health with national survey teams as part of its program “Health Care for Senior Citizens and Chronic Diseases”, as they are most vulnerable to complications of COVID-19 virus infection, in order to maintain their health and build bridges of communication with them and introduce them to the telehealth platform.
The telehealth platform provides a range of virtual services to ensure the health and safety of all members of society, especially senior citizens and people with chronic diseases, including diagnostic services, virtual medical advice, obtaining and renewing prescriptions when needed and other medical services.
Active examinations checkup
And more than 4,400 checks had been done with the AI-powered “symptom screening” tool, which is one of the advantages the platform provides, that facilitates the Active examinations provision service.
It is noteworthy that the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi launched, in cooperation with the achievements of data systems, a new and innovative “remote healthcare platform” application for devices and smartphones that allows users to access health services safely and smoothly through the ability to remotely access a set of initial medical diagnostic services and directions And necessary medical advice.
This is part of the efforts made to ensure the safety of community members in light of the spread of the COVID-19 and their access to the health care they need remotely without the need to go to health facilities.
The “Remote Healthcare Platform” application is available in both Arabic and English through the Android and iOS stores.