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New medical facility inaugurated at Abu Dhabi airport

ABU DHABI, March 11, 2019

Abu Dhabi Airports and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) have opened a new “Isolation Rooms” unit at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).

The new medical facility is designed to enhance precautious and preventive processes at the UAE capital’s airport. The new facility meets the needs of passengers suspected of carrying communicable diseases, while also ensuring the safety of other passengers and the effective management of potential epidemics.

The new facility was opened today during an official ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Bryan Thompson, chief executive officer at Abu Dhabi Airports; Mohamed Nasser Al Otaiba, general manager of operations at Abu Dhabi International Airport; Mohammed Hawas Al Sadeed, chief executive officer Ambulatory Services- SEHA; Engineer Mohammed Hassan Al Zaabi, executive director of Facilities and Maintenance at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA); and Mohammed Hareb Al Qemzi, chief executive officer Support Services- SEHA; among others.

Ahmed Juma Al Shamisi, acting chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: ”The health, wellbeing, and comfort of our passengers are among our top priorities at Abu Dhabi Airports. With this new facility, we look forward to being able to provide the highest standards of care to those who need it, while also ensuring the health and safety of everyone travelling through AUH.”

"The development of the isolation room facility at AUH is the result of the airport’s continuous efforts to enhance its capabilities and services, which resulted in the introduction of new facilities in order to ensure the efficient management of communicable diseases and potential epidemics”, added Al Shamisi.

Al Zaabi commented: “In line with the direction from Abu Dhabi Government to enhance health services in Abu Dhabi, as well as the overall health of residents, with the support of the Department of Health and in coordination with Abu Dhabi Airports, Seha has designed the new facility and the related infrastructure in accordance with the latest systems internationally. The new facility is located in Terminal 1 and consists of three isolation rooms, an assessment room, a reception, two waiting areas, a security room and additional support rooms." - TradeArabia News Service


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