The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced the construction of an intensive care unit, where the COVID-19 patients will get treatment. According to the plan, this unit was built in less than a week, which seemed impossible to do keeping the high quality.
The unit is built near Rashid Hospital on Oud Metha Road adjacent to Dubai Creek and composed of multiple rooms, all fitted with air filtration systems and numerous infection control technologies.
The medical unit is fully assembled with sophisticated medical equipment. Every room has been equipped with a fresh air circulation mechanism to filter out contaminated air and the whole hospital has been fitted with special filters to purify the air.
The design of the facility meets the stringent international CLASS NICU standards. Besides the treatment and intensive care rooms, it includes the offices of the house for doctors and nurses.
After transforming Dubai World Trade Centre into a huge temporary field hospital, UAE sets unbelievable tasks in engineering and construction to help tackle challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
These two facilities became projects that represent how UAE can handle global problems effectively with the help of solidarity and fellowship that unites all health, security, social and voluntary entities as a team ready to fight the coronavirus.
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.