Free coronavirus tests at 7 health centres, 4 hospitals in Ras Al Khaimah

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Ras Al Khaimah - Field teams formed to visit workers who were not tested in their homes.



By Wam

Published: Fri 24 Jul 2020, 7:37 PM

Authorities in Ras Al Khaimah have announced free testing for Covid-19 on the directives of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.
Upon the directives of Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Major General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of the Ras Al Khaimah Police and Head of the Local Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Team, announced that seven health centres and four hospitals, as well as local preventive medicine and mobile medical teams and Sheikh Saud Charitable School in Al-Mairid area, will perform free coronavirus (Covid-19) tests for all citizens and residents, as part of the efforts of the UAE's leadership and government to protect public's health.
These free of charge tests will also be conducted for all personnel working in various commercial establishments, industrial, industrial and construction sectors, commercial centres, food stores, delivery services, and others.

Major General Al Nuaimi made the announcement while chairing a meeting of the team, which was held remotely and was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Department of Economic Development, the Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Department, the Department of Public Services, the Centre for Emergency, Crisis and Disasters in Ras Al Khaimah, and all relevant authorities.
The meeting discussed the latest situation about the coronavirus pandemic in Ras Al Khaimah and how to increase testing in the emirate.
Al Nuaimi also presented the locations of the testing centres, which are distributed around the emirate, and explained the formation of field teams to visit workers who were not tested in their homes.
- Ras al Khaimah health centre (open 24x7): Appointment required.
- Al Manee'ei health centre (open 24/7): Appointment required.
- Al Jazira health centre (open from Sunday to Thursday; from 7:00am to 2:30pm and from 4pm to 11pm: Appointment required.
- Al Muhaireed health centre (open from Sunday to Thursday; from 7:30am to 2:30pm and from 4pm to 11pm: Appointment required. On Friday: Morning only from 8am to 1pm; Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm and from 5 pm to 10 pm.
- Al Rams health centre (open from Sunday to Thursday from 7:30am to 2:30pm and from 4pm to 11pm: Appointment required. On Saturday: From 8 am to 1 pm and from 5 pm to 10 pm.
- Al Zheet health centre (open from Sunday to Thursday from 7:30am to 2:30pm and from 4pm to 11pm.
- Al Daqdaqah health centre (open from Sunday to Thursday from 7:30am to 2:30pm and from 5pm to 8pm: Appointment required.

The launch of the testing centres reflects the leadership's keenness to enlarge the scope of testing and is in line with the efforts to detect and treat infections at an early stage, to limit the spread of the virus, especially with the return of employees to their offices.


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