Combating coronavirus: Inside Warsan Healthcare Centre in UAE

COVID19 survivors: A set of four patients who battled the Covid-19 coronavirus undergoing some routine tests at the Warsan Healthcare and Welfare Centre after recovering from the deadly disease that has claimed over 183,000 lives. (Photos by Shihab/ KT)

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Khaleej Times was given access to the facility, where at least four Covid-19 survivors were discharged after two consecutive negative tests.
Khaleej Times was given access to the facility, where at least four Covid-19 survivors were discharged after two consecutive negative tests.
The UAE's Emirati Covid-19 warriors, including Mohammad Matar, director of the Warsan Hospitality and Healthcare Centre for coronavirus patients, have not seen their families for the past 25 days. And he said  'My team and I have spent 25 days away from our families. It is difficult, there are no breaks. My team and I just completed 17 hours (on Wednesday), and we do this seven days a week, but when it comes to serving our country, we are proud to serve. Any time, any day.'
The UAE's Emirati Covid-19 warriors, including Mohammad Matar, director of the Warsan Hospitality and Healthcare Centre for coronavirus patients, have not seen their families for the past 25 days. And he said "My team and I have spent 25 days away from our families. It is difficult, there are no breaks. My team and I just completed 17 hours (on Wednesday), and we do this seven days a week, but when it comes to serving our country, we are proud to serve. Any time, any day."
Commenting on the service they received at the centre, the men said though they were terrified at the beginning, the personal touch, positivity and care provided at the facility gave them the confidence that they would recover soon.
Commenting on the service they received at the centre, the men said though they were terrified at the beginning, the personal touch, positivity and care provided at the facility gave them the confidence that they would recover soon.
Abdul Fathah, a 28-year-old Indian, said: 'When I tested positive, I'd given everything up to God. However, I have been cured now, and once I complete the 14-day mandatory quarantine, I want to serve by participating in volunteer efforts.
Abdul Fathah, a 28-year-old Indian, said: "When I tested positive, I'd given everything up to God. However, I have been cured now, and once I complete the 14-day mandatory quarantine, I want to serve by participating in volunteer efforts.
Nurses Umaiba KP and Manjusha LN at the Warsan Healthcare and Welfare Centre building number 12, which houses isolation patients. The centre is an all-male welfare community that houses blue-collared and retail workers.
Nurses Umaiba KP and Manjusha LN at the Warsan Healthcare and Welfare Centre building number 12, which houses isolation patients. The centre is an all-male welfare community that houses blue-collared and retail workers.
A DHA healthcare professional speaks to a media person about the facilities that have been made available at the Warsan Healthcare and Welfare Centre. There are several bottles of hand sanitizer and safety equipments which are kept outside each building that hosts quarantine or isolation patients.
A DHA healthcare professional speaks to a media person about the facilities that have been made available at the Warsan Healthcare and Welfare Centre. There are several bottles of hand sanitizer and safety equipments which are kept outside each building that hosts quarantine or isolation patients.
Healthcare professionals exit 'Building 12' at the Warsan Healthcare and Welfare Centre for blue -collared workers after several hours or grueling work.
Healthcare professionals exit 'Building 12' at the Warsan Healthcare and Welfare Centre for blue -collared workers after several hours or grueling work.
Once the patient steps into Warsan, they enter the initial triage room where their vital statistics are taken. Necessary scans, temperature checks, blood tests are completed, following which, they are sent to their rooms
Once the patient steps into Warsan, they enter the initial triage room where their vital statistics are taken. Necessary scans, temperature checks, blood tests are completed, following which, they are sent to their rooms

Published: Thu 23 Apr 2020, 4:42 PM

Last updated: Tue 2 Jun 2020, 11:21 AM

Warsan centre is strictly an all-male facility and so far, it has treated only one family who was discharged in the earlier days of setting up the centre. Currently, the welfare facility has 26 buildings and can grow at a need-basis
Warsan centre is strictly an all-male facility and so far, it has treated only one family who was discharged in the earlier days of setting up the centre. Currently, the welfare facility has 26 buildings and can grow at a need-basis


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