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Video: Abu Dhabi opens new coronavirus field hospital in just 9 days – News

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Four similar hospitals are being built to match the state-of-the-art Al Razeen facility, committee announces.

A state-of-the-art Abu Dhabi field hospital has been built in just nine days and work on four similar facilities is under way, it was announced on Wednesday.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee for the Covid-19 pandemic has inaugurated the Al Razeen Field Hospital as part of a field hospital initiative instigated by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The hospital has been built to enhance the capabilities of the UAE’s health sector, and to provide the best quality healthcare services to all sections of the community during the pandemic.

In addition to the Al Razeen field hospital, the committee is working on a further four 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.

Housing 200 beds and 50 ICU beds, the new field hospital will enhance the capabilities of the health sector to contain the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). It was constructed within such a short space of time thanks to round-the-clock efforts of a specialist team of 317, including engineers and supervisors.

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.

The hospital boasts 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.

The hospital is equipped with examination rooms, X-ray units, pharmacies, storage areas, restrooms, toilets, and restaurants to meet the requirements of the 120-plus staff members and patients. Twenty highly-qualified doctors, 50 nurses, and more than 50 medical and administrative staffers and workers have been recruited to work in the hospital.

The hospital is centrally air-conditioned, using unique systems of pressurised-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.

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.

The inauguration of Al Razeen Field Hospital follows the opening of a number of field hospitals and health centres throughout the UAE.

The new facilities are part of Sheikh Mohamed’s bid to strengthen the UAE’s ongoing preventative and precautionary measures to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), to enhance the capabilities of healthcare services, and to ensure the health and safety of the whole community.

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