Sharjah to set up COVID-19 field hospital for patients requiring intensive care
A field hospital for COVID-19 patients requiring intensive care is being established in Sharjah, Sharjah’s police chief said on Wednesday.
“We will be ready if necessary to receive infected cases that require intensive care in a field hospital in the emirate. The hospital will be built near the Al Zahia area in cooperation with the Ministry of Health. Major General Saif Al Ziri Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police and head of the local crisis and disaster relief team in Sharjah, said.
The official, who did not rule out the possible return of the sterilization program, said the hospital would be ready in less than a month. He said all sections of society must work together to fight and overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.
Major General Al Shamsi said he discussed a range of initiatives with the Emergency and Crisis Team at the meeting held on Tuesday.
He said the vaccine take-up rate was huge at Al Bait Metwahhed and the police were trying to streamline the process to reduce overcrowding. Sharjah police have also stepped up patrols in industrial areas to ensure residents are following the rules.
The Sharjah Local Emergency and Disaster Team held its first meeting for the year 2021 at Sharjah Police Headquarters in the presence of Sheikh Majid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Director of the Department of Suburban and Village Affairs and of Brigadier General Abdullah Mubarak bin Amer, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, Ali Al Juwaiid, Head of the Executive Office of the National Crisis and Emergency Disaster Management Authority and representatives of the local services of the emirate.
Major General Al Shamsi expressed gratitude for the teamwork in tackling the COVID-19 crisis.