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UAE builds four new Covid-19 field hospitals in the Northern Emirates

UAE builds four new Covid-19 field hospitals in the Northern Emirates

These hospitals are located at Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah

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The UAE has opened four new field hospitals in the Northern Emirates to deal with Covid-19 patients.

The field hospitals are located at the Sharjah Expo Centre, Sheikh Khalifa Hall in Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah Exhibition Centre and Fujairah Exhibition Centre.

“We have set up four new field hospitals, raising our capacity to more than 5000 beds. Together we build, achieve, and race against time. We are optimistic and working non-stop,” read a post by the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention on Instagram which was accompanied with a video showing how these hospitals were rapidly constructed.

 

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. 4 مستشفيات ميدانية جديدة، ترفع طاقتنا الاستيعابية إلى أكثر من 5000 سرير.. يداً بيد.. نبني، ننجز، ونسابق الزمن. متفائلون وعملنا لا يتوقف . . We have set up 4 new field hospitals, raising our capacity to more than 5000 beds. Together we build, achieve, and race against time. We are optimistic and working non-stop. . ‏‎#التمريض_فخر_وإبداع ‎#التمريض_الآن ‎#أنتم_ذخرنا_وذخيرتنا ‏‎#شكراً_أهلنا_أبطال_الصحة ‏‎#متحدين_لأجل_سلامة_الوطن_وأمنه ‏‎#الوطن_مسؤوليتنا ‏‎#متّحدين_ومتحدّين ‏‎#خلك_في_البيت ‏‎#ملتزمون_يا_وطن ‏‎‏‎#فيروس_كورونا_المستجد ‎#كوفيد19 ‏‎‏‎#وزارة_الصحة_ووقاية_المجتمع_الإمارات ‏#nursingnowuae ‏#nursingnow ‏#stayhome ‏#coronavirus ‏#covid19 ‏#mohap_uae

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The UAE has already set up field hospitals in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ajman.

On April 18, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, inaugurated a new field hospital at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

Read: Dubai World Trade Centre converted into a field hospital

The 3,000-bed DWTC Covid-19 facility includes 800 beds set aside for intensive-care patients.

Two days later the Dubai Health Authority said that they had built an isolation and intensive-care ward for Covid-19 patients adjacent to Rashid Hospital in the emirate in under a week.

Read: Watch: Dubai builds a Covid-19 isolation centre at Rashid Hospital in under a week

On the same day officials in Ajman added that a new field hospital was set up next to the Ajman Saudi German Hospital that had an initial capacity of 50 beds and was expected to increase its capacity to 300 beds over the coming weeks. The unit was reportedly staffed with 50 medical professionals and also featured two triage rooms, an intensive care unit and an isolation ward.

On April 21, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) said that they were building three field hospitals, two in Abu Dhabi and one in Dubai.

Read more: Video: Field hospitals for Covid-19 patients to open in Abu Dhabi, Dubai

The Abu Dhabi field hospitals were being set up in Emirates Humanitarian City, located in Mohammed bin Zayed city. The hospital will span over 29,000 square metres and will be finalised by the first week of May. It will be managed by a medical team of 200 healthcare professionals and have a capacity to serve 1,200 patients.

Another hospital will be opened at the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center. Spread across 31,000 sqm, it has capacity to cater to 1,000 patients and is staffed by a medical team of 150 healthcare professionals.

Built in partnership with Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), the hospital includes quarantine patient rooms as well as recreational facilities which will enable patients to look after their health and fitness needs. It will also have free internet services along with a personal iPad for each patient and shared TVs. ADNEC will also organise activities for patients during their stay, the report stated.

The third field hospital, spanning 29,000 sqm, is set to open in Dubai Parks and Resorts. Expected to be ready by the end of April, it will be operated by a medical team of 200 healthcare professionals with the capacity for 1,200 patients.

The country’s health ministry reported 549 new Covid-19 cases on April 29, raising the total number of infections recorded across the country to 11,929.

Read also: UAE reports 549 new Covid-19 cases, says none of those recovered have been re-infected

It also confirmed the deaths of nine individuals, taking the overall death toll to 98.

As many as 9,502 patients are currently being treated while 2,329 have now recovered too.

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