Newsnow Desk: This is part of an initiative launched to test 335,000 residents and employees in the Musaffah area over the next two weeks.
The khaleejtimes reported the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has introduced a new screening facility in Musaffah to further support the national screening project, which is designed to facilitate widespread Covid-19 testing.
The new program has been established in collaboration with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Public Health Center, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, the Department of Municipalities and Transport, and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.
The screening project is an initiative launched to test 335,000 residents and employees in the Musaffah area over the next two weeks and increase their awareness of the preventative measures needed to minimise the risk of contracting the virus, as well as what to do if they start experiencing symptoms.
As part of the National Screening Project, SEHA has constructed and will operate a new screening centre, which spreads across 3,500 sq.m. and will increase Abu Dhabi’s daily screening capacity by 80 per cent.
The new center will complement the existing healthcare infrastructure available in Musaffah, including the National Screening Centre in M42 (near the bazar tent) and the National Screening Centre in M1 (Old Mussafah clinic), which have been revamped by SEHA for this project and can receive 7,500 visitors collectively per day.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi told “In line with the direction of the UAE’s leadership to protect our community, the Government of Abu Dhabi is coming together to support the healthcare sector and make sure that each and every resident of the UAE has easy access to a safe screening facility. “