By Bernd Debusmann Jr
The facilities are located at Emirates Humanitarian City, the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre and at Dubai Parks and Resorts
The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has set up three field hospitals as the UAE works to stem the tide of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced.
According to the UAE’s state-run WAM news agency, the facilities are located at Emirates Humanitarian City, the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre and at Dubai Parks and Resorts.
The Emirates Humanitarian City facility is expected to be ready by the first week of May and will span a total area of 29,000 sq m. it will be able
The second facility, at ADNEC, is spread across 31,000 square metres and will be able to cater to 1,000 patients, with 150 healthcare workers onsite.
The last facility, at Dubai Parks and Resorts, will take up an area of 29,000 square metres and is expected to be ready by the end of April. It will have a capacity of 1,200 patients.
“We will overcome this challenging time by joining efforts and working together, as seen over the last month,” said Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, the chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi. “The healthcare sector has received from all ends to continue playing a pivotal role in protecting the health and safety of the community.”
Salem Al Noaimi, the chairman of SEHA, said that the establishment of the field hospitals is not in response to existing demand.
“Instead, it is a precautionary measure to ensure that we have the capabilities to care for each and every patient in the event we are faced with an influx of positive coronavirus cases,” he said.