UAE health officials tour at the Field Hospital Expo Centre
Senior UAE health officials visited the Expo Center Field Hospital yesterday (March 24), in an effort to help frontline healthcare staff.
Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, conducted a visit with Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Health Services Company, to improve the professionalism of medical personnel and track the safety of patients.
The delegation also visited Sharjah’s Training & Development Center to speak with Virtual Doctor workers to congratulate them on Eid Al-Fitr, and also to assess the Virtual Information Center’s performance. The center strives to help consumers determine their health status in case COVID-19, cases are reported. It is also targeted at curbing speculation.
UAE health officials … Efforts in Expo field hospital
“We wanted to express our full support to all leaders of the security frontline whose contributions and sacrifices have contributed greatly to increasing the country’s recovery levels. Also we thank them for their enormous role in immunizing the population against COVID-19, “said Al Olama.
“We have told them that they are the country’s greatest resource and will never forget their efforts in times of crisis. By such efforts and the sacred moral ideals enshrined in the leadership of the UAE, we’ll get through this crisis, “he said.
The official also voiced his trust in the UAE to overcome the COVID-19 crisis.
“Harnessing the health sector’s ability to support society’s wellbeing is a national priority, in accordance with leadership directives. To this end, our medical task forces are well and optimistic. They can monitor COVID-19. Thanks to the wise government’s unrestricted help with funding and skills, and its continuous contact with field structures to promote positivity and inspiration – something that instils faith in society”. Olama also said.
Supporting doctors and improving their trust
Al Olama emphasized the ability of MoHAP to boost the morale of patients during the recovery period. Also to share Eid’s joy in reducing their psychological pressure with them.
Field Hospitals established
Whereas the UAE has opened four additional Northern Emirates field hospitals to deal with Covid-19 cases.
The field hospitals are at Sharjah Expo Center, Sheikh Khalifa Hall in Umm Al Quwain, Exhibition Center Ras Al Khaimah and Exhibition Center Fujairah.
“We’ve built four new field hospitals, increasing our capacity to over 5000 beds. We create, succeed and compete together against time. We ‘re positive and running non-stop”. A post on Instagram by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention. It was also followed by a video demonstrating how these hospitals were rapidly established.
The UAE already developed field hospitals in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ajman.
On April 18, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opened a new field hospital at Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC).
The infrastructure of the 3,000-bed DWTC Covid-19 comprises 800 beds set aside for patients with intensive care.
Two days later, the Dubai Health Authority said that Covid-19 patients adjacent to Rashid Hospital had established an isolation and intensive care unit in the emirate in less than a week.
Officials in Ajman added on the same day that they built a new field hospital next to the Ajman Saudi German Hospital. It had an initial capacity of 50 beds. And they planned to raise its capacity to 300 beds in the coming weeks. The hospital was officially staffed by 50 medical personnel. It contained two triage areas, an intensive care unit and an isolation ward as well.
The Abu Dhabi Health Services Authority (SEHA) announced they were building three field hospitals. Two of them in Abu Dhabi and one in Dubai, on April 21.