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In pictures: Abu Dhabi opens Al Razeen coronavirus field hospital

The hospital covers an area of 46,500 square feet, and has been constructed using state-of-the-art technology in all units and facilities, including safety floorings, as per industry safety standards for preventative medicine.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi opens Al Razeen coronavirus field hospital

The Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee for Covid-19 Pandemic has inaugurated a field hospital at Al Razeen as part of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s field hospital initiative.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi opens Al Razeen coronavirus field hospital

In addition to Razeen field hospital, the committee is working on 4 further field hospitals. A facility in Al Mafraq with the same capacity is one week from completion. Further facilities in Mussafah, Al Ain and Al Dhafrah will follow.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi opens Al Razeen coronavirus field hospital

Housing 200 beds and 50 ICU beds, the new field hospital will enhance the capabilities of the health sector to contain the novel coronavirus. It was constructed within just 9 days, thanks to the round the clock efforts of a specialist team of 317 people, including engineers and supervisors.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi opens Al Razeen coronavirus field hospital

The hospital covers an area of 46,500 square feet, and has been constructed using state-of-the-art technology in all units and facilities, including safety floorings, as per industry safety standards for preventative medicine.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi opens Al Razeen coronavirus field hospital

The hospital includes entertainment and recreation facilities, including personal iPad devices, TVs and headphones connected to beds, as well as high-speed internet services, to occupy patients during treatment and isolation periods.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi opens Al Razeen coronavirus field hospital

The hospital is equipped with examination rooms, X-ray units, pharmacies, storage areas, restrooms, toilets, and restaurants to meet the requirements of the 120+ staff members and patients.20 highly-qualified doctors, 50 nurses, and more than 50 medical and administrative staffers and workers are working in this hospital.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi opens Al Razeen coronavirus field hospital

The hospital is centrally air-conditioned, using unique systems of pressurized-negative air to enhance the quality of air and ventilation, and to distribute the air inside wards only in order to prevent spreading the contagion to other areas of the hospital through ventilation systems.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi opens Al Razeen coronavirus field hospital

Thermal cameras, closed-circuits cameras, fire systems, highly-equipped intensive care units, self-disinfection gates, WCs for authorised doctors and staffers only (to avoid contagion), are also within the hospital’s facilities.