Dubai extends validity of expired health cards

By Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 3 April 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has extended the validity of expired health cards for three months, starting from 24 March, 2020.

The DHA said it has issued a circular informing concerned healthcare providers that health card holders can avail necessary medical services, even if their card is expired.

The DHA further said it has extended the validity of expired health cards to facilitate the process for all DHA customers and make it easier for them to get necessary healthcare services, especially in light of the current circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, said Wam.

The authority stressed it is exerting all efforts to ensure the health and wellbeing of community members by implementing extensive precautionary and prevention measures.

Who to contact in Abu Dhabi about Covid-19

ABU DHABI: The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi has advised the public to contact Estijaba (Response) toll-free on 8001717, in case of a suspected Covid-19 infection or to approach one of the testing centres across the emirate.

The Department said that the Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi, and Tawam Hospital in Al Ain are not dedicated to handling suspected cases of coronavirus. These hospitals will not neither receive suspected cases nor influenza patients.

In collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha), Al Rahba Hospital and Al Ain Hospital have been allocated to the isolation and treatment of cases of Covid-19.

In the meantime, the mobile drive-thru testing facility in the Zayed Sports City has conducted 2,934 tests since its opening until April 1st, Wednesday, ensuring all measures are in place to safeguard the health and safety of the community. It’s open daily from 8 am to 8 pm every week-day.



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