Dubai: The Dubai Well being Authority (DHA) has directed hospitals to droop all non-emergency surgical procedures till February 19.
The proposal comes towards the backdrop of accelerating coronavirus circumstances within the nation. The choice took impact on Thursday.
The choice applies to all DHA-licensed authorities and personal hospitals and day care facilities.
The Dubai Media Workplace mentioned the transfer was consistent with efforts to make sure the best stage of take care of the group.
Covid circumstances are on the rise within the UAE whereas these in different international locations within the Gulf are declining. Over 3,000 new circumstances within the UAE for the ninth day in a row. On Thursday, 3,529 new circumstances and 4 deaths have been reported. This brings the whole variety of confirmed circumstances to 267,258. Of those, 239,322 have been cured. Thus far 766 individuals have died. 27,170 persons are in therapy.
On the identical time, it’s reported that restrictions, together with lockdowns, is not going to be introduced. The UAE goals to vaccinate greater than 50 p.c of the inhabitants by March. Along with the present chosen facilities, drive-through vaccination facilities may even be arrange for this objective. The UAE is the world’s largest provider of the Kovid vaccine day by day.
Russia’s Ministry of Well being and Protection on Thursday authorized Sputnik vaccine for emergency use. With this, the variety of vaccines authorized grew to become three. Earlier, China’s Synopham and US Pfizer have been licensed. The vaccine is given to individuals over 16 years of age. Synoform vaccine is being injected within the nation. Pfizer Wax will also be chosen in Dubai solely. As of Thursday, 22.four lakh individuals had been vaccinated.
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