Abu Dhabi opens 13 more drive-through Covid-19 facilities

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has announced the launch of 13 additional drive-through Covid-19 testing facilities, following the first opening in Zayed Sports City in the UAE capital.


This follows the directives of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for protecting the health, safety and well-being of the UAE community, and curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus.


On the new launch, Seha Group Deputy CEO Rashid Al Qubaisi said: "In collaboration with our strategic partners across the UAE, we have equipped all drive-through centres with the most advanced testing systems, techniques and globally-accredited health care teams."


These centres were launched within 10 days by a team of 250 people who were divided into seven distinct groups. 


"Each group specialises in a specific area to ensure the efficiency of the testing centres, including executive, operational, marketing, supporting services, engineering and 67 volunteers. In total, the centres have a combined size of 23,000 sq m," he explained.


"As a cornerstone of the healthcare sector in the UAE, Seha is building on its legacy of delivering on its mandate of providing the best health care to the UAE community and having the most comprehensive health care network, through the expansion of the drive-through testing centres," he stated.


"Seha combines diverse, world-class talent with the latest in medical diagnostics, which positions it as a catalyst for transforming the delivery of health care in the UAE," he noted.


According to him, all centres are equipped with the latest in testing systems and medical devices. 


"There are 630 of the most experienced and qualified medical professionals from Seha’s network, staffing the centres. Together, these factors have enabled the company to respond dynamically to the evolving situation of the outbreak, and efficiently containing it through regular testing, identifying affected individuals and subsequently providing the proper treatment needed to curb the spread of the the virus," stated Al Qubaisi. 


Members of the community seeking to get tested at the drive-through centres will be able to complete the test within five minutes. Thanks to all these factors, we have been able to test 7,000 people since the opening of the Zayed Sports City centre," he added.


Seha Ambulatory Healthcare Services CEO Mohammed Hawas Al Sadid said: "Seven drive-through testing centres have so far opened in Abu Dhabi, of which three are located in Abu Dhabi City, Al Wathba and Al Bahia. The Abu Dhabi centres are open between 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, from Sunday to Thursday."


"Two out of the seven, have been opened in Al Ain in the Asharj and Al Hili areas. Each centre is capable of accommodating up to 600 individual bookings," he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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