Over the past week, the UAE has witnessed a significant rise in the number of recovered individuals from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), breaching 1,000 recoveries – the highest to date.
Although the number of recoveries has increased, the number of new cases continues to pick up as well since the government has been ramping up its efforts to provide COVID-19 screening to the public, as the country slowly opens its economy once again.
Increased Number of COVID-19 Recoveries in UAE Are Because of These 4 Reasons
With the global count of COVID-19 infections surpassing the 5-million mark on Wednesday (May 20), the UAE government has repeatedly called upon the public to adhere to health guidelines and instructions from the relevant authorities, particularly concerning social distancing, for the sake of the health and safety of all, as shared in a report by UAE state agency, WAM.
According to Dr. Farida Al Hosani, official spokesperson for the UAE’s health sector, there are four major reasons behind the country’s success in treating those who have contracted COVID-19, which has now reached 12,755 as of Thursday (May 21):
1. State-of-the-Art Technology:
According to Dr. Al Hosani, the UAE was among the first countries in the world to incorporate breakthrough medical treatments for patients to ensure their safety. The UAE was among the first in the world to adopt the plasma treatment of COVID-19 critical cases as well as using other antiviral medications.
2. Increased Screenings:
“The second factor is the intensified screenings to cover the largest possible number of people and detect early infections before isolating them and applying best healthcare methods, ” Dr. Farida pointed out.
Al Hosani highlighted the country’s ongoing efforts for early detection and isolation that has helped cover large groups of individuals, averaging over 30,000 tests conducted per day.
3. Dedicated treatment centers:
The third factor, according to Dr. Farina, is increasing the occupancy of medical facilities, by dedicating a large number of hospitals and medical centers to treat patients after equipping them with all required human and technical resources.
4. Committed Frontliners:
And last but not least, Dr. Al Hosani stressed that one thing that all factors stated above have in common is the sheer number of dedicated and committed medical front liners and professionals who have been thoroughly prepared to care for both citizens and residents.
“The fourth one is the availability of qualified human cadres, advanced medical equipment, and sufficient medical reserves. This increasing number of recoveries would not have been possible without the great efforts made by all those working in the medical sector who have set a model for giving and dedication to preserving the safety of the society and its protection,” Dr. Farida explained.
Along with this announcement from the Ministry, Dr. Saif Juma Al Dhaheri, Spokesman of the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) also shared that all decisions related to modifying the timings of the National Disinfection Programme are taken following a holistic review of the current conditions.
“We take into consideration the readiness of various sectors to receive the public and ensure their safety, especially retail outlets, and shopping malls. Their compliance with the precautionary measures, including maintaining safety distance and placing a cap on staff and customers’ numbers is of paramount importance. We must ensure a balance between business continuity and public safety needs,” he explained.
And on the current celebration of the country this Eid, Dr. Al Hosani said: “We have to reconsider our life choices in a way that ensures protection for our beloved ones. True, we are used to interacting with each other during Eid and gather together as families and friends; however, the current conditions entail a reconsideration of some aspects of our life; we have to ask ourselves: can we tolerate exposing our families to the danger of this disease?”