The UAE has constantly been at the forefront to combat Covid 19. And now, our country is stepping up its game. Hospitals in Abu Dhabi now have fever clinics situated at the entrance. The new system, put into place by VPS healthcare, will screen all individuals before entering the hospital. This will help ensure a more effective and efficient method of testing for the coronavirus.
The system will allow healthcare professionals to screen individuals visiting the hospitals for Covid-19 symptoms. Those showing Covid symptoms will receive immediate medical care. Fever clinics are located at the following hospital branches across Abu Dhabi city, and Mussafah.
Fever clinic branches so far:
- Burjeel hospital
- LLH hospital
- Medeor hospitals
- Lifecare hospitals
The unit head of the Medeor hospital , Dr Naveen Ali, said that the triage system will aid with the early detection and diagnosis of the infection. It will also help speed up the entire process, and help everyone get proper medical attention they require. The health workers working within the tents wear protective gear, and collect necessary samples. Some patients may even be moved into isolation rooms directly from the tents, if situation demands. Health professionals will conduct basic checks including respiratory strength, nose swabs, and patient history information.
In other news, the UAE has always honored and respected the vital sector for the tireless efforts that they put in. And now, one incident that happened in Ras Al Khaimah almost had us teary-eyed.
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As per the UAE rules, all residents are advised to stay at home. Strict legal action will be taken against those seen outside without a valid reason. The UAE Sterilization Programme was in full swing and Ras Al Khaimah police were patrolling along the streets in the emirate. The roads were deserted. Suddenly, they saw a white SUV coming from a distance. When enquired, they realized the driver was unaware about the new restrictions.
“Assalmu Alaikum (Peace be upon you)”- said a cop asking the driver to show his registration and license. The driver, who was wearing a face mask immediately presented his documents. Meanwhile, Staff Col Yousef S.Y. Al Zaabi, Director of Special Forces, RAK Police, who was monitoring the situation from the control room asked the RAK police why they stopped the car.
It turned out that the lady in the car was a health worker, returning home after her shift. Col Yousef S.Y. Al Zaabi immediately asked the cops to apologize to her and to send their sincere greetings and appreciation. “Please, tell her that all the people in the UAE are proud of her and that of her fellow workers in the medical sector,” he said.
The woman driver was overwhelmed at the act, and drove away with her eyes filled with tears. The officer let the driver go while saluting her.