Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has announced the building of three field hospitals in the UAE across Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Under the directive of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi launches such initiative to support the healthcare system in combating COVID-19.
Two of the three field hospitals will be located in Abu Dhabi. The first field hospital, which is at Emirates Humanitarian City will be finished in the first week of May and will be able to accept 1,200 patients. The medical staff of 200 trained medical workers will serve patients. The second field hospital is located in the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center, with space for 1,000 patients and a medical team of 150.
The third field hospital in Dubai aims to be ready by the end of April and is located in Dubai Parks and Resorts with a total capacity – 1,200 patients and 200 healthcare professionals. Thanks to ADNEC, the hospitals will feature a special quarantine room equipped with the latest medical equipment and recreational facilities.
Field hospitals are highly-promoted facilities to accommodate an increasing number of patients. In UAE, there has been set up a fully equipped field hospital with 3,000 beds at the Dubai World Trade Centre, which has strengthened the healthcare sector during the current battle against COVID-19.
Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, also known as COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus which is causing illness in humans and animals. Most people infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus will feel mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without any special treatment. Older people, as well as those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness, and require immediate assistance. Novel Coronavirus was first identified in a cluster with pneumonia symptoms in Wuhan city, Hubei province of China, quickly spreading around the world. On early March 2020, the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic had officially started, becoming the defining global health crisis of our time. Today, it is the greatest challenge people have faced since World War II, worsened by subsequent lockdowns of whole countries, collapse of entire industries, and a major economic recession.