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Official inspects virus testing, treatment centres in AD


ABU DHABI: Abdullah Al Hamed, Head of the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday inspected the centres for examinatio­n, evaluation and treatment of COVID-19 in the Al Faya region, and at Ghantoot, the entry point of the Abu Dhabi Emirate. The move is within the framework of the UAE leadership’s keenness to follow the precaution­ary measures adopted in the emirate, as part of efforts to address the pandemic.

During the inspection tour, Abdullah Al Hamed conveyed Eid Al Adha greetings of His Highness Sheikhmoha­medbinzaye­dalnahyan,crownprinc­e of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, to the workers in the first line of defence against the pandemic.

Abdullah Al Hamed also conveyed UAE leaders’ appreciati­on for the tireless and sincere efforts made by health workers, and their dedication to addressing the pandemic and preserving the health of society and the safety of its members, citizens and residents He also noted that the role of the frontliner­s is a source of pride for the leadership of the UAE and the pride of its society.

A couple of days ago the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha), the UAE’S largest healthcare network, announced the opening of a new COVID-19 drive-through service centre in Rabdan area in Abu Dhabi.

The new centre is composed of 6 tracks; 2 for vaccinatio­n and 4 for nasal swabs and DPI laserbased testing with a capacity of 200 vaccinatio­ns and 1,000 nasal swabs and laser tests per day.

The centre welcomes clients from Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm and on Friday from 10:00am to 8:00pm.

The new centre was built utilising shipping containers, similar to the centres recently opened in Al Sarouj in Al Ain and Al Manhal in Abu Dhabi. The shipping containers are more durable and adaptable, and provide a very high level of heat and cold resistance. They are also easier to move, reuse, and maintain.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 drivethrou­gh services centre managed by Seha to 7 in the city of Abu Dhabi; Al Madina, Al Manhal, Zayed Sports City, Al Bahia, Al Shamkha, Al Wathba, and the new centre in Rabdan; and a total of 22 across the nation.

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