Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 27 September 2020

CORONAVIRUS

Abu Dhabi steps up Covid battle with mobile healthcare programme

The initiative is designed to assist those most at risk from coronavirus

Elderly people are more at risk of Covid complications. The National Section
Elderly people are more at risk of Covid complications. The National Section

A mobile healthcare programme for those more vulnerable to coronavirus has been launched by Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) under the guidance of the Department of Health.

ADPHC has contacted the elderly and those with chronic illnesses to inform them about the programme and its benefits.

Dr. Omniyat Al Hajri, Director of the Public Health Division at ADPHC, said the scheme was to ensure that those most in need "are aware of the precautionary measures for COVID-19" and can "identify the healthcare services they require, including services related to mental health."

He said that these services would be delivered "in the way that best suits their needs, whether through phone calls, video calls, or home visits via mobile clinics, or by coordinating hospital visits when necessary."

ADPHC is also harnessing technology to augment its services in the form of the Remote Healthcare app.

Updated: August 9, 2020 05:59 AM

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