Dubai Health Authority Launches Innovative Mobile COVID-19 Testing Bus
Every nation is following a diverse stance to battle against the pandemic. However, what stands as a common factor is the use of technology. Where some countries are researching to use robotics to handle the healthcare departments other are innovating the use of contact tracing applications. UAE is renowned to be one of those countries, which are trying almost every successful way to stop the outbreak and get along with the virus without disturbing the health and economy of its nation. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched a COVID-19 bus which is a mobile testing unit facilitating the labor camps and operating in a highly populated area. The safest and most hygienic, state of the art bus is one of the most thought out decisions and innovation of the authorities. All those people who for any reason are unable to visit the healthcare center the COVID-19 buss will provide them with testing services, this includes the elderly people as well. UAE spending on healthcare clearly shows the enthusiasm and dedication of its authorities to bring a massive change in its system making it able to fight the unstoppable outbreak of COVID- 19. Humaid Al Qutami, the director general of DHA stated, “the expansion and acceleration of medical examinations, particularly in high-density areas and workers’ residences, has contributed significantly to reducing the transmission of Covid-19 and helped us boost quarantine operations and treatment for patients.”
About The Mobile Testing Unit
Manufactured by the collaboration of National Fire Fighting Manufacturing Company (NAFFCO) and SHIELDme, the mobile testing unit is equipped with a cutting system having internal and external isolation system. The sterilization unit maintains the hygiene of the environment inside the bus as well. Khalid Al khatib is the CEO of NAFFCO who further explained the infrastructure and functionality of the bus by saying that, “This mobile bus can test 1,000 people a day. It has several features including an Emirates ID card reading machine and registration system.” He explained that the buss is free to move around in theresidential areas and guarantees to safeguard the employees. It follows all thenecessary standard of procedures (SOPs) to protect its staff from getting affected by coming in contact with people and outside environment.Through the use of mobile testing units, it has become much easier for the healthcare authorities in the UAE to take control of virus transmission. It is giving a boost to the quarantine operations and helping in the most successful way to get the presence of virus detected. “It will increase the effectiveness of measures to combat the virus and help our efforts to overcome the challenges it poses.”- Humaid Al Qutami
How to Get Tested In The COVID-19 Bus
The COVID-19 buss will be available to schedule an appointment of those patients who are showing signs of the coronavirus. The bus is able to cater to almost a hundred patients in a day and is well equipped with all the necessary equipment and advanced testing kits. People who are showing signs like dry cough, breathing problems, fever, and flu are all diagnosed with the bus. There is no need for you to get to the hospital, as the bus will be there at your doorstep. With the help of contact numbers, people can get in touch with the doctors on board and get easily diagnosed. From running tests to physically examining the patents, the doctors inside the bus will all be professionally skilled and experienced to provide instant and trustable observation and diagnoses.
How To Control The Pandemic
We may not know what’s the cure of the virus is but everybody around you knows the only perfect solution to take control of the widespread transmission of the disease. Governments are relying on the measures presented by the World Health Organizations which instructs the authorities to first put the lockdown to restrict people socially and then to run as many test as possible in a day to get the exact number of those who are affected. You need to identify the roots of the virus in your nation before stepping towards taking measures to stop or control it. So, that’s what the UAE government is doing. The authorities first placed the lockdown to restrict the citizens to stay inside their homes, then they sterilized the entire country and the next step is to conduct the tests. UAE government is showing the colors of true dedication to save the life of its people.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the world towards using technology and innovating it in a way that it can be beneficial for the masses. Undoubtedly, with the help of the virus, you can do a lot more and be more proactive to wipe out any problem.