Dedicated Health Centre Opens for Wuhan Evacuees


Sarah Peddie

The UAE has announced that it will establish a dedicated preventative health centre in the Emirates Humanitarian City complex to provide 24 hour healthcare for Arab residents who were evacuated from Wuhan, China.

Arab students and residents had been evacuated from the area due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in the Wuhan area. 

Efforts saw the completion of the project within 48 hours of the UAE’s announcement of the plan on Wednesday 4 March. 

The centre is run by qualified and trained medical teams who are equipped with the necessary medical equipment and supplies to care and handle the coronavirus outbreak, it also includes airborne infection isolation rooms. 

The airborne infection isolation rooms are a single occupancy space that were designed to isolate airborne pathogens in a safe containment area. 

Any individual who is suspected of carrying the coronavirus will be placed in one of these rooms for a period of 14 days, where they will be monitored and tested for infection. 

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces had teamed up to issue out these plans.

It was confirmed to Emirates News Agency that the centre was ready to monitor and carry out preventive care to try and reduce the general risk of transmission according to the World Health Organisation standards and practices.

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