As part of its community initiative “Examining you,” and in the framework of its strategy and goal of the well-being and happiness of customers, Dubai Ambulance Services Corporation, in coordination with the Community Development Authority, owner of the “Lev” initiative and the “We Communicate and Protect” campaign, which is concerned with senior citizens and the mobile screening unit of the institution, visited senior citizens In their homes to conduct Corona Covid 19 examinations, and it was also agreed with the relevant authorities to provide emergency needs for senior citizens and transport them in appointments to hospitals, especially those related to dialysis and physical therapy.
Executive Director Khalifa Al-Drai said, Our first goal of the mobile screening unit work is to reach this social group that is dear to our hearts and they are parents and grandparents and protect them in their homes instead of going out to seek health care in those circumstances, especially the case of suspected infection with the virus, pointing out that the mobile unit's work team Today he visited the areas of Al Quoz, Jumeirah and Al Satwa as a first stage and we will follow up visits to senior citizens during the coming days, indicating that Dubai's ambulance goes to where it should be and does not wait for the distress call, stressing the provision of supplies according to the highest standards required by the corona virus testing process.
Community Development Authority Director General Ahmed Julfar stressed the importance of the role of family members residing in the same home in supporting the elderly psychologically by circumventing them and showing feelings of friendliness and continuous communication with them and always focusing on positive ideas and trying to attract their attention to all that gives optimism, as well as encouraging them to do fun home activities Such as planting plants and practicing hobbies, noting that the health and psychological state of the senior citizens who are registered in the «Woolf» program, who live alone in their homes, are stable, and most of them are in good health condition, and no HIV cases were recorded among them.
He added that the conduct of Corona examinations for them, which comes as part of the "we communicate and protect" campaign launched by the authority, has received remarkable attention from senior citizens, residents, their families and members of society in general, and a team of caregivers in the Community Development Authority undertakes daily communication with senior citizens to learn about their needs and reassurance on them.
This comes in the context of responding to the decisions announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the State, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, which is being implemented with close follow-up by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Decision Support Team and His Excellency Major General Talal Belhoul, Commissioner-General for the Security and Safety Path at the Dubai Council.
Head of the Ambulance Services Regulatory Division, Ali Musa Al Hafithi, said that the Dubai Ambulance Services Corporation will spare no effort in order to provide comfort to the senior citizens and people of determination and spare them the hassle of going to the hospital to carry out examination procedures related to the Corona virus and thus reduce the pressure on hospitals and testing centers.
He explained that the institution has completely redesigned the inspection vehicle from the outside and inside to suit the nature of the needs of the ambulance crew to carry out the examination in a way that achieves the convenience and satisfaction of the customer, as the ambulance booth was converted into a mobile medical laboratory containing chairs that can be adjusted and positioned in accordance with the examination procedures. It was also equipped with hanging bags to store medical materials, making it easier for paramedics to control their transportation from one place to another.
Ali Musa Al-Hafithi pointed out that the mobile examination unit also includes smart technologies and advanced devices such as a self-sterilization device to protect paramedics and dealers in addition to a thermal camera to monitor the temperature, and equipped with a health statistics system (data immunity) with an Emirati identity reader and added that the institution includes qualified and trained ambulance crews In dealing with all cases, I have completed the training of 12 paramedics and paramedics in cooperation with the Dubai Health Authority - Laboratory Management on the specifics of the examination mechanism.