An official source in the Dubai Health Authority expressed his great surprise at the rumors that some spread through social media platforms and messaging applications via phones, related to the epidemic situation of the Covid 19 virus. He categorically denied the reports that large numbers of infections were recorded that exceed what the official authorities announce daily. Or, hospitals stop receiving non-emergency sick cases due to the spread of the virus.
Initially, the source confirmed that the authority particularly appreciates the exceptional effort made by the medical staff at the present time to serve patients in the care rooms and clinics, and every effort made by the supervising and specialized teams to contain the spread of the virus and limit its repercussions. He continued: “At a time when we expect everyone to support the work of the medical staff and health personnel in the country in general and Dubai in particular, someone who irresponsibly spreads rumors and spreads information that is absolutely incorrect and causes confusion among people in a way that undermines confidence in the health services, which are carrying out their duty. To the fullest”.
He pointed out that the authority adopts global standards in monitoring and recording the number of injured persons in line with the health systems in force in the country, which are also compatible with the protocols and guidelines of the World Health Organization, as the number of examinations that have been expanded within the early response plan is announced daily with transparency and without restrictions. To deal with the Covid 19 pandemic, in addition to the number of registered infected people, and the number of beneficiaries of vaccines, and there is nothing to hide.
The source pointed out in particular to an audio recording of a person indicating that the situation in Dubai has reached a dangerous stage, due to the large spread in the number of injured, which prompted the Health Authority to stop unnecessary surgeries. The source confirmed that the health situation in the Emirate of Dubai is under control, indicating that stopping unnecessary operations is a normal procedure in such cases, adopted by many countries in Europe and the world, to focus on besieging the Covid 19 virus, a procedure that does not threaten the health of patients, as the covered ones They enjoy a stable health condition and do not need urgent surgery. The source emphasized that hospital rooms work normally to receive sick cases that require admission to hospitals, whether associated with Covid 19 or others, and that they work according to priorities that take into account the level of health of the injured.
He stressed that the accumulated experience of the medical staff has given them the ability to assess the seriousness of the general condition of the injured, as every patient who needs intensive care rooms is routinely admitted, and it has not happened that hospitals have refused to receive patients of this category at all.
The source also confirmed that the concerned authorities in Dubai have not been complacent in implementing the precautionary measures to prevent the virus, and the Department of Economic Development, the Health Authority and the concerned authorities continued to record violations on a weekly basis against shops and stores that do not adhere to the prevention measures, and he also pointed out that receiving tourists was not the direct cause of The increase in cases of HIV infection, pointing in particular to the laxity of many people within the country in applying these measures, especially during celebrations and gatherings in which spacing and wearing masks were not observed.