Video: Second stage of Covid-19 home testing for elderly people underway in Sharjah

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Sharjah - The drive also tests their household members.

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Published: Thu 23 Jul 2020, 3:25 PM

Last updated: Thu 23 Jul 2020, 5:40 PM

The Sharjah Social Services Department, SSSD, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, has started the second stage of conducting home Covid-19 testing for all the elderly registered with the Department, as well as all their household members, to ensure their health and safety.
The community initiative aims to provide the service at their homes without the need to visit hospitals or health centres to conduct the tests, in the framework of the precautionary and preventive measures taken by the Department to protect the health of the elderly members in Sharjah.

The Department of Social Services and the Sharjah Medical District have completed the implementation of the first phase of the virus tests for the elderly at their residence.
Commenting on the initiative, Afaf Ibrahim Al Marri, Member of the Sharjah Executive Council and Head of SSSD, praised the efforts and cooperation of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, lauding their support with the Department in various health fields.
She also praised the efforts of the police and other concerned authorities, in the context of enhancing the continuous national efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Al Marri has emphasised the Department's interest to provide care and protection to its elderly people, through its specialised team in the health, social, rehabilitation, psychological and physical therapy fields.

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