Covid prime assessment centres in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain

By DG Staff

ABU DHABI 4 June 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) announced the opening of the Covid-19 Prime Assessment Centres in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and Al Ain Convention Centre with a capacity of 2,000 in and 1,500 respectively.

The centres, managed by Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a Seha healthcare facility, serve all members of the community with a positive Covid-19 test result. The patients will undergo an initial assessment at the centre and will receive further guidance on how to deal with the virus.

The centres are dedicated for patients with a positive test result and will strengthen the existing Covid-19 healthcare infrastructure in Abu Dhabi by providing the community with easy and safe access to testing, medical assessment, and guidance at the hands of qualified medical professionals and volunteers speaking the various languages of the Abu Dhabi community, said Wam.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, said: “The establishment of the new assessment center is yet another example of the country’s drive to join efforts and share resources as we deliver on our leadership’s vision. We recently achieved the two million tests milestone as a result of the remarkable efforts and combined drive from both the healthcare industry and supporting partners, and look forward to working with our partners to ensure that all members of the community have access to safe and accurate testing with a clear and defined follow-through process.”

Who tested positive

Patients that have been tested positive will receive an SMS directing them to visit one of the Covid-19 Prime Assessment Centres. During the first visit, the patient is directed to the Yellow Hall where their vital signs are checked, followed by registration in Seha’s electronic medical record, Salamtak, and an additional nasal swab.

All patients are then advised to go home and follow home quarantine guidelines until they receive their result by SMS, Seha app or the Hosn app. On the other hand, if the medical assessment shows that his condition is unstable, the patient will be redirected to the Red Zone to undergo additional testing including ECG, blood tests, X-ray, and CT scan followed by consultation with a doctor to determine whether he needs transfer to a hospital or he is well enough to go home.

If the patient’s new test result comes back as negative, he will be directed by SMS to visit the Purple Hall to be tested one more time for confirmation of his result. Meanwhile, if the result is positive, he will visit the Blue Hall to undergo examination and assessment and then either put on the electronic watch for home quarantine or get transported to an isolation facility.

Nine screening centres

The Covid-19 Prime Assessment Center compliments Seha’s efforts and response to the Covid-19 outbreak and follows the recent announcement of the opening of nine new screening centres across the UAE, thus bringing the total number of screening centers managed by Seha to 24. In addition to establishing 3 field hospitals throughout the UAE and introducing a dedicated WhatsApp hotline to respond to the community’s coronavirus-related concerns and questions.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Seha has also announced a number of initiatives designed to meet the needs of all segments of the community, which initiatives include the virtual outpatient clinic and medication delivery services.



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