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Healthcare | Sunday 12 April, 2020 1:27 pm |

Ras Al Khaimah Ruler opens drive-through Covid-19 National Screening Center

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has highlighted the importance of an initiative led by his brother, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to establish drive-through National Screening Centers across the country to safeguard the health and safety of the public.


During the official opening of the National Screening Center Ras Al Khaimah, which is located next to the Eid prayer ground in Khuzam, H.H. Sheikh Saud, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, praised the commitment of the community in adhering to the extensive health and safety measures undertaken by the UAE Government to reduce the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).


H.H. Sheikh Saud inspected the drive-through facility, which is operated by Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA). He was informed that it is equipped with the latest medical devices, proficient staff and that the screening procedure takes just 5 minutes, with capacity to examine up to 500 people each day.


The Ras Al Khaimah Ruler listened to a detailed explanation of the process and how it ensures the safety of the dedicated staff at the center while providing a comfortable experience for those utilizing the service.


He expressed his appreciation for the huge effort made to open the National Screening Center Ras Al Khaimah in such a short period of time and his admiration and confidence in the frontline staff ensuring the health and safety of the public in Ras Al Khaimah.


The National Screening Center Ras Al Khaimah offers fast and efficient Covid-19 testing to the public using the latest medical devices. It launches in line with efforts of the UAE leadership’s desire to ensure the health and safety of the community and to limit the spread of Covid-19.


The National Screening Centers are an important part of the UAE’s package of measures designed to track and reduce the spread of Covid-19 by testing many people on a daily basis.


The National Screening Center Ras Al Khaimah will operate from Sunday to Thursday from 10am until 6pm and has the latest technology and qualified medical personnel to conduct examinations in just 5 minutes. It can examine up to 500 people per day.


Tests are free of charge to those who meet certain criteria, which is confirmed in advance over the phone. Priority is given to the elderly; pregnant women; people with underlying health conditions; and those presenting with symptoms of Covid-19. A charge of AED370 is administered to those who do not meet the criteria.


The examination result is then delivered to individuals via SMS. To book an appointment, call 800 1717.


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