Abu Dhabi launches new healthcare app for international patients
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Abu Dhabi launches new healthcare app for international patients

Abu Dhabi launches new healthcare app for international patients

The participating hospitals include Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Tawam Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City and Burjeel Hospital

The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) has activated its remote healthcare platforms, across public and private healthcare facilities in the emirate, geared towards international patients.

This app will allow patients abroad access to virtual medical consultations with their local doctors, and a doctor abroad with international expertise, a statement said.

The participating hospitals include Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Tawam Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City and Burjeel Hospital.

In addition to scheduling sessions between both doctors as well as discussing medical information about the patient before travelling abroad or upon their return back to the country, the platform will also allow for examinations of patients before dispatch to reduce the duration of the patient’s medical journey.

Patients will be dispatched to the appropriate healthcare facility according to their condition, examinations, and medical reports.

The app was made in collaboration with the International Patients Care (IPC) Division.

Hind Al Zaabi, acting director of the International Patients Care Centre at DoH, said, “The activation of IPC remote healthcare platforms reflects our commitment to continue providing world-class healthcare services to UAE international patients and ensure they receive the most suitable kind of healthcare.”

“In these extraordinary times during the Covid-19 pandemic which imposed restrictions and challenges that made it difficult for patients to travel abroad for treatment, it was deemed necessary to create a platform that brought together treating doctors in the Emirate with international physicians and patients to discuss their medical plans and cooperate to best serve the patients,” she added.

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