Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi health services company (Seha) has announced that some patients who test positive for COVID-19 in the capital will now be treated at Al Rowda health center. The announcement follows the relocation of blue zone operations from the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.
The COVID-19 Prime assessment center of Seha, the emirate’s public health provider, has played a central role in tackling the spread of the coronavirus. It has helped strengthen the COVID-19 healthcare infrastructure in Abu Dhabi by providing the community with easy and safe access to testing, medical assessment and counseling provided by trained healthcare professionals and volunteers. .
Patients who visit the assessment center are directed to colored areas for further assessment and treatment. One of these areas was known as the Blue Zone, which has now been moved to the Al Rowda facility located in the Al Manhal area of the capital.
Patients’ journey to Al Rowda health center will begin if they test positive for COVID-19 and receive a message directing them to the center. Upon arrival, they will be recorded in Seha’s electronic medical record, Salamtak, followed by a check-up and assessment of vital signs. If patients show symptoms or are contacts of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case, they will either put the electronic watch for home quarantine or be transported to an isolation facility.
However, if they do not show symptoms and are not contacts of a confirmed positive case, they will have a nasal swab to confirm their infection. They will then be advised to return home and follow home quarantine instructions until they receive their result by text message, the Seha app or the Al Hosn app. If the test result returns positive again, they will have to return to Al Rowda health center to quarantine the electronic watch at home or be transported to an isolation center.
Al Rowda Health Center is also equipped to provide additional testing for high-risk patients, such as those with chronic illnesses or the elderly, or patients who prove unstable when visiting the center. These additional tests include the ECG, blood tests, X-rays and CT scan, followed by a consultation with a doctor to determine if they should be transferred to the hospital.