Air ambulance capsule for infectious diseases

By DG Staff

ABU DHABI 15 August 2020: Abu Dhabi Police (ADP), has launched a medical air ambulance with a capsule that isolates patients with infectious diseases.

ADP said the service is the first of its kind in the region and is a part of the precautionary measures taken by the UAE to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Colonel Pilot Obaid Moammad Al Shemeli, Deputy Director of the Abu Dhabi Police Aviation Department, Central Operations Sector, emphasised during the inauguration of the system the ADP’s interest in keeping pace with developments and upgrading the development process, embodying the directives of the leadership that provided support and capabilities to achieve the finest and best services in “our society”.

Major Doctor Ali Saif Al Dhahouri, a specialist in aviation medicine with the ADP, explained that the capsule is considered an integrated isolation system for transporting patients suffering from infectious diseases from one medical institution to another via air ambulance while ensuring that the infection is not transmitted to others or the crew.

He added that the service can be used in the future for all types of infectious diseases, said Wam.

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