Ras Al Khaimah opens 204-bed field hospital for COVID-19 patients


Ras Al Khaimah has opened a field hospital to provide exclusive care for COVID-19 patients.

It's part of the UAE's efforts to ensure continued coronavirus medical treatment as per the latest international health protocols and practices. 

The Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Field Hospital spans 7,000 sqm, and was built by SEHA in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Employing 75 doctors, 231 nurses and 44 paramedics, it features 204 beds, 48 of which are for intensive care, while 156 are dedicated to moderate and severe cases of COVID-19.

"The establishment of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Field Hospital is reflective of the singular efforts made by the UAE on confronting the COVID-19 pandemic and on ensuring world-class medical care services for the entire population," said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, while opening the facility.

"The hospital is a qualitative addition to this vital sector that reinforces the advanced medical capacities boasted by Ras Al Khaimah to continue to ensure public health and safety," he added, noting that the availability of such hospitals nationwide corroborates the UAE leadership's determination to provide top health services for the community.

"His Highness Sheikh Mohamed's directives to provide such field hospitals across all the emirates have reflected positively on the increased number of recoveries among COVID-19 cases in the country."

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