Last week, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has inaugurated a new field hospital at Dubai World Trade Centre. The new medical centre will aid the support of caring for COVID-19 patients in Dubai.
As the largest hospital in the Middle East, the capacity is 3,000 beds, including those for 800 intensive care patients, in case the innumerous of infected residents in Dubai.
“The Dubai Government, its medical staff, frontline defence teams and volunteers are prepared and ready to respond to their calls of duty. Today, your health & safety is our top priority and we are committed, as always, to provide services for the well-being of everyone in Dubai,” said Dubai’s Crown Prince.
His words were endorsed by the powerful message of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai: “In the fight against COVID-19, his message had only three strong words with one clear message — “We will win”.
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.