The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Tuesday suspended certain non-urgent elective dental services with the aim of containing the spread of COVID-19. In addition, the DHA reduced the number of dental clinics across DHA facilities in Dubai as a precautionary measure to protect healthcare personnel and patients from virus transmission.
As per the announcement made by the DHA, dental services will be provided across the emirate from Sunday to Thursday from 7.30 am to 9.30 pm.
Here are the DHA facilities where dental services will be provided:
- Al Mizhar Health Centre
- Nad Al Hamar Health Centre
- Al Barsha Health Centre
- Al Safa Health Centre
- Rashid Hospital
- Hatta Hospital
- Al Mamzar Health Centre (for children only)
The Authority also added that Nad Al Hamar Centre and Al Barsha Centre will be providing emergency dental cases only to patients in need, while the rest of the healthcare facilities will cater to the requirements of patients with prior appointments.
Amid the ongoing efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dental Department has highlighted that DHA facilities are providing necessary dental services for urgent cases under strict preventive measures. Authorities will continue to ensure that medical staff are following COVID-19 precautionary measures such as wearing medical masks, face shields, gloves and medical gowns to reduce the virus transmission. The Department will also ensure that comprehensive sterilisation is carried out after each patient visit. At the same time, customers have been asked to maintain physical distancing and follow necessary preventive guidelines.
Earlier this month, the DHA suspended certain non-essential surgical procedures in hospitals and medical facilities to ensure the highest quality of healthcare is maintained for the community.