37 new Dubai health facilities, Al Ain 2 covid clinics

By DG Staff

DUBAI 11 June 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) provided licenses to 37 health facilities and 2,340 health professionals from the beginning of this year until May.

The 37 health facilities licensed include one hospital, 16 pharmacies, nine clinics and nine optical centers.

The 2,340 healthcare professionals licensed included 466 physicians, 210 dentists, 922 nurses and midwifes, 723 assistant medical professionals and 19 complementary and alternative traditional medicine professionals, said Wam.

Dr Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of the Health Regulation Sector at the DHA said that receiving these licensing requests during these difficult circumstances, which are affecting the world, reflects the big confidence investors have in the emirate and reaffirms its place as a leading destination for health investment.

Dr Al Mulla said that as of May, the total number of licensed health facilities in Dubai is 3,419 health facilities and 39,488 health professionals.

He said that the authority has put in place, simplified procedures to facilitate licensing requests through the Sheryan system, adding that the system has greatly contributed to improving the customers’ experience.

He concluded by stating that the government of Dubai has supported health investors and provided them with incentives as it considers the private healthcare sector as a strategic partner in providing patients with specialized healthcare services.

Two Covid-19 screening clinics launch in Al Ain

AL AIN: Tawam Hospital in Al Ain has announced the launch of two mobile Covid-19 screening clinics for individuals that show symptoms of the disease.

The hospital – an Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, Seha, facility – noted that the clinics are stationed in two different locations. The first clinic is based opposite Al Jimi Malla, while the second is found in Al Ain’s Hili Industrial Zone.

Tawam Hospital’s Executive Director of Operations, Yousef Al Ketbi, said that the setting up of the two clinics are part of the precautionary measures set out by SEHA to mitigate the further spread of the coronavirus.

He explained that the clinic located opposite Al Jimi Mall is open for testing seven days a week from 12:00 to 19:00. The second clinic, Al Ketbi continued, is also available seven days a week, with operating times beginning 10:00 till 17:00.

The hospital executive noted that Covid-19 testing would be carried out by a team of medical professionals that include ten doctors, nurses and assistants in each clinic. The screening procedure includes measuring body temperature, examining individuals for any symptoms, carrying out a medical survey, taking a swab sample, and informing individuals that test results will be available within 48 hours, he concluded.

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