As part of the field hospital program of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee for COVID-19 Pandemic has inaugurated a field hospital at Al Razeen.
Al Razeen field hospital
The hospital was established in compliance with directives from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to improve the health sector capability of the UAE, and to deliver the highest quality health care facilities to all parts of the population.
The committee is working on 4 additional field hospitals, in addition to Razeen field hospital. An Al Mafraq plant of the same capability was live within one week. More services are to come also in Mussafah, Al Ain and Al Dhafrah.
Housing 200 beds and 50 ICU beds, the new field hospital would increase health sector capability to treat the new coronavirus. This went live in just nine days, thanks to the round-the-clock work of a 317-person expert team of engineers and supervisors.
The hospital occupies an area of 46,500 square feet and it includes both units and buildings, including health floors, using state-of-the-art technologies as per industry safety requirements for preventive medicine.
Description of the facility
The hospital provides leisure and recreation centers for accommodating patients during recovery and rehabilitation times, including personal iPad computers, TVs and headphones attached to beds, and high-speed internet connectivity.
The facility has consultation rooms, X-ray machines, laboratories, storage facilities, showers, bathrooms, and restaurants. It can accommodate the needs of the 120 + staff members and patients. 20 Highly trained doctors, 50 nurses, and more than 50 medical and administrative personnel and all employees in this facility.
The hospital has a central air-conditioner, using special pressurized-negative air systems to improve air and ventilation safety. This is to circulate air within wards. It helps avoid transmitting the contagion by ventilation systems to other parts of the facility.
Medical services can have infrared monitors, closed-circuit monitors, fire alarms and fully fitted intensive care units. Also, they have self-disinfection windows, bathrooms for approved physicians and nurses only (to deter contagion).
Al Razeen Field Hospital’s inauguration follows the launch of a number of field hospitals and health centers throughout the UAE. The latest facilities are part of the effort of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed. Efforts to improve the ongoing preventive and precautionary steps the UAE is taking. This is in order to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Also to increase the capability of healthcare systems and ensure the health and welfare of the whole population.