The UAE has intensified efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus pandemic as the administration works on the gradual reopening of economic activities across the Emirate. In view of the efforts against COVID-19, Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, the Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention(MoHAP) and Head of Board of Directors of the Emirates Health Services Corporation, recently paid a visit to the Dibba Al-Fujairah Hospital and the Dibba Al-Hisn Health Care Centre in the emirate of Fujairah. During the tour, Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama examined operational efficiency of medical and healthcare services provided to the virus-infected patients by the hospitals.
As a per a statement released by the MoHAP on Thursday, Al Olama aims to directly communicate with COVID-19 patients through such field visits, in a bid to ensure they receive adequate healthcare services at the medical facilities.
"It also aims to ascertain the operational readiness levels and the provision of medical supplies and equipment, as well as the sufficiency of drug stockpile," the statement added as reported by state news agency WAM.
During the visit, the MoHAP undersecretary was accompanied by Dr.Youssif Al Serkal, Director-General of the Emirates Health Services Corporation and Dr. Muhammad Abdullah Saeed, Director of Fujairah Medical District.
From procedures for patient registration to screening protocols, Al Olama examined the operational activities at the hospital and also learnt about the mechanism of rapid testing. Furthermore, he inspected isolation rooms in emergency departments and the intensive care department, where he followed up on the health status of the patients and equipment availabilities.
Al Olamaextended gratitude to the administrative and medical cadres working at the front line including doctors, nursing, paramedics, administrators, and fieldwork crews for theirdedicated efforts in ensuring the safety of the community members and fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that MoHAP is on the forefront in ensuring efficiency of healthcare services at medical facilities and supporting the administrative and medical cadres for their contributions to the battle against the pandemic. Al Olama further asserted that the UAE's healthcare system has proven the competency and capability of innovating preventive, curative solutions that respond effectively.
"MoHAP is working relentlessly and tirelessly to step up its testing campaigns nationwide to help detect the infected cases in the early stages of the disease to quarantine them and identify their close contacts," he added.
As of June 19, the UAE has reported over 43,700 Coronavirus cases, out of who more than 30,000 patients have recovered.