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Video: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed inspects Emirates Field Hospital in Abu Dhabi

Video: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed inspects Emirates Field Hospital in Abu Dhabi

The hospital has a capacity for 1,200 patients and is staffed with 46 doctors and medics as well as 155 nurses

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, inspected the Emirates Field Hospital for Covid-19 patients on Monday, May 18.

The hospital located in Abu Dhabi’s Mohamed bin Zayed City has a capacity for 1,200 beds and is staffed with 46 doctors and medics as well as 155 nurses.

The 29,000-square-metre facility includes 24 areas for nursing services, clinics, laboratories, fixed and mobile pharmacies, medical stores, administrative areas for various staffs and a zone for wireless Internet services, reported news agency WAM.

This field hospital is one of three such hospitals established by Abu Dhabi Health Services Authority (SEHA). The second facility is located in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), while the third is located in Dubai Parks and Resorts.

The three hospitals can together accommodate 3,400 patients.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said that the Emirates Field Hospital was a valuable addition to the government and private hospitals and medical centres operating in the country which are all providing advanced healthcare services in line with international standards.

Read: UAE reports 796 new Covid-19 cases; Abu Dhabi inaugurates 250-bed field hospital

“The State will spare no effort to ensure public health and safety, which will remain a top priority for the UAE leadership,” he said.

“We will get through this crisis, together with our frontline’s relentless efforts and determination. It is centrally important for our people and residents to comply with the preventive measures so that we can see the number of infections going down. I am positive that they understand this and will comply.”

The UAE announced 832 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, May 18, as well as four new deaths.

The total number of cases now stands at 24,190 and the number of deaths are at 224.

At the time of announcing the new cases, an official spokesperson for the UAE government said that the daily increase in cases were “due to the irresponsible behaviour of some people who are not aware of the consequences of not adhering to health guidelines.”

Read also: Covid-19: UAE reports 832 new cases, changes disinfection drive hours and revises fines

Officials also announced that the UAE’s National Disinfection Programme will now be in place from 8pm to 6am, starting Wednesday, May 20, until further notice.

The country’s Public Prosecution has decided to update the list of previously announced fines and  administrative penalties to “suit the current situation”.

The total number of recoveries in the country is currently at 9,577, the ministry added.

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