Abu Dhabi Sets Up Field Hospital In 9 Days

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Abu Dhabi Sets Up Field Hospital In 9 Days

Abu Dhabi has set up a brand new field hospital in Al Razeen Field Hospital in Al Wathba. Located 60km from Abu Dhabi City, the 46,500 sqft hospital was set up in nine days. The hospital is equipped enough to function for the next 10 years. The hospital has a 205-bed facility, with more than 50 doctors and 150 nurses serving patients from Abu Dhabi’s industrial sector. The hospital was set up under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

The hospital includes entertainment and recreation facilities, including personal iPad devices, TVs and headphones connected to beds, as well as high-speed internet services, to occupy patients during treatment and isolation periods.

The hospital is equipped with examination rooms, X-ray units, pharmacies, storage areas, restrooms, toilets, and restaurants to meet the requirements of the 120+ staff members and patients.

Thermal cameras, closed-circuits cameras, fire systems, highly-equipped intensive care units, self-disinfection gates, WCs for authorised doctors and staffers only (to avoid contagion), are also within the hospital’s facilities.

The inauguration of Al Razeen Field Hospital follows the opening of a number of field hospitals and health centers throughout the UAE. The new facilities are part of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed’s initiative to strengthen the UAE’s ongoing preventative and precautionary measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19.