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Dubai Health Authority establishes new isolation facility for Covid-19 patients

Dubai Health Authority establishes new isolation facility for Covid-19 patients

The isolation facility is located close to Rashid Hospital and contains 25 rooms

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has established a new medical isolation facility for confirmed and suspected Covid-19 cases as a proactive measure against the virus.

The isolation facility, a 1,500 square metre separate building, is in close proximity to Rashid Hospital and contains 25 rooms, inclusive of ICU, medical isolation, treatment, clinics and examination rooms.

Humaid Al Qutami, director general of DHA said the new medical isolation ward was established as a proactive measure to strengthen the authority’s efforts in fighting Covid-19 and contributing to the early detection and treatment of patients who have the virus, speeding their recovery.

He added that the authority has put in place a prevention strategy that takes different scenarios into consideration to help the DHA in foreseeing and taking decisions accordingly, such as establishing field hospitals or medical isolation facilities, etc.

The UAE has reported 635 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths on June 1, raising the infections to 35,192. The death toll stands now at 266.

 

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