Coronavirus: Dubai suspends some dental services at DHA facilities

Dubai - Decision to combat the spread of Covid-19 and protect patients and healthcare personnel from exposure.



(Reuters file photo used for illustrative purpose)
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By Web Report

Published: Wed 27 Jan 2021, 3:20 AM

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has suspended some non-urgent elective dental services.

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It has reduced the number of dental clinics across DHA facilities in the emirate as a "precautionary measure to protect patients and healthcare personnel from Covid-19 and prevent its spread".

Dental services will be provided Sunday to Thursday from 7.30am to 9.30pm at the following DHA health centres: Al Mizhar, Nad Al Hamar, Al Barsha, Al Safa, and Al Mamzar (for children only).

They will also be offered at the Rashid and Hatta hospitals.

"Nad Al Hamar Centre and Al Barsha Centre will cater to emergency dental cases only, while the remaining health facilities will cater to patients with prior appointments", the authority added.

Dental services for urgent cases are being provided under stringent preventive measures.

The authority ensures that medical staff are wearing special masks, face shields, gloves and medical gowns that cover the entire body.

"Other measures implemented at the facilities include ensuring physical distancing between customers and comprehensive sterilisation after each patient," the DHA added.

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The move comes days after the emirate suspended all non-essential surgeries for a month.

Dubai has also announced new Covid safety rules at restaurants and gyms; and for social events. Full list of new rules here.


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