CAPITAL HEALTH SCREENING CENTRE OPENS COVID-19 TESTING FACILITY IN MUSAFFAH
3,500 individuals can be screened daily at new facility launched in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 21 May 2020.
Capital Health Screening Centre (CHSC), part of the Mubadala Healthcare network, today officially launched a COVID-19 center in Musaffah that can screen 3,500 individuals per day.
The facility was opened in collaboration with Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a SEHA HealthSystem Facility, to extend the country’s high-density screening strategy into this industrial zone.
Hasan Jasem Al Nowais, Senior Vice President at Mubadala Healthcare, said: “The testing facility at Capital Health Screening Centre was launched in collaboration with AHS-SEHA and in line with Mubadala’s #WeAreDedicated campaign to support national efforts to combat COVID-19.
“We will continue to leverage our facilities’ expertise and partner with leading entities to find solutions to curb the spread of infection as well as to mitigate COVID-19’s impact on the community.”
The new centre opens at a time when the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has encouraged all commercial and industrial companies to ensure their employees are tested.
CHSC is one of four medical facilities involved in the National Screening Project, a governmental initiative overseen by AHS, which aims to test 335,000 residents and employees in the Musaffah area, while also increasing their awareness of COVID-19 and necessary preventative measures.
Mohamed Hawas Al Sadid, Chief Executive Officer at Ambulatory Healthcare Services, said at the launch: “We are delighted to collaborate with Mubadala Healthcare and Capital Health Screening Centre in the National Screening Project through of our commitment to expand screening and testing across the Emirate as an effective strategy for the containment of COVID-19.
“This partnership is a timely example of how entities in the healthcare sector can join forces and coordinate their efforts to support government initiatives and benefit the population as a whole.”
Under the guidance of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), CHSC staff will screen individuals with COVID-19 symptoms, and by appointment only. Visitors will be classified and tested based on their medical history and symptoms as either ‘low risk’, which includes a swabbing, or ‘high-risk’, which includes a swabbing and a medical assessment. Priority screening is given to senior citizens and pregnant women.
Haitham Al Subaihi, CEO of CHSC said: “Following the recent announcement by ADDED to test workers in Abu Dhabi, we were able to set up and trial the screening facility very quickly, before officially launching the centre today. We hope that our efforts will serve the country well, and that our beloved UAE will continue to be a safe place for everyone.”
To book an appointment, patients can use the CHSC toll-free number 800-SCREEN (800 727 336), while corporate clients may call their CHSC Key Account Manager. The center is located at the Right Choice Building, on 9th Street – Block M-21 in Musaffah, and is open five days a week, from 09:00am – 3:00pm. Following the test, patients will receive their results within two to three business days by phone or SMS.
Patients should bring their Emirates ID, and wear face masks and gloves. Fasting is not mandatory for the COVID-19 screening test. CHSC healthcare workers are advising the patients to self-quarantine until they receive their negative test results.
About Mubadala Investment Company
Mubadala Investment Company is a sovereign investor managing a global portfolio, aimed at generating sustainable financial returns for its shareholder, the Government of Abu Dhabi.
Mubadala’s US $229 billion portfolio spans five continents with interests in multiple sectors including aerospace, ICT, semiconductors, metals and mining, renewable energy, oil and gas, petrochemicals, utilities, healthcare, real estate, pharmaceuticals and medical technology, agribusiness and a global portfolio of financial holdings across all asset classes. Mubadala has offices in Rio de Janeiro, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, and London.
Mubadala is a trusted partner, an engaged shareholder and a responsible global company that is committed to world-class standards of governance.
About Capital Health Screening Centre
Capital Health Screening Centre, part of Mubadala’s integrated network of world-class healthcare providers, offers efficient, streamlined medical screenings for individuals and companies in Abu Dhabi, Musaffah and Al Ain, for residency visas, occupational health certificates, and eligibility for pension and benefits.
Capital Health Screening Centre is committed to innovation of essential services while maintaining government prices, and has introduced facilities such as appointment booking to avoid queues, a live chat function on its website, SMS appointment reminders, and online report tracking.
Through streamlining the flow of its services, Capital Health Screening has managed to reduce the time taken for visa medical testing to under 30 minutes. The resulting fitness certificate from the Department of Health–Abu Dhabi is available in 48 hours as standard, 24 hours with the fast track service, and the same day with the VIP service if the appointment takes place before noon. For ease of access, there are branches at Al Jazira Sports Club and Village Mall Musaffah in Abu Dhabi, and at Sinaiya in Al Ain.
In addition, Capital Health Screening has introduced innovations to make the employment process easier for companies, such as a mobile screening unit for groups of 20 to 200 employees. The screening unit visits the business premises at no additional cost and is also fully equipped to provide pre-employment and occupational health screenings directly at the workplace.
The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC–SEHA – is an independent, public joint stock company created to develop the curative activities of the public healthcare system in Abu Dhabi. The company owns and operates all the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
SEHA is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a diverse portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s non-oil economy.
SEHA is committed to continuous improvement of customer care to recognized international standards and providing the community with world-class healthcare. SEHA operates 12 hospitals with 2,644 beds, more than 60 ambulatory care, family care and urgent care centers and 2 blood banks. Its facilities accommodate 100,000 inpatients annually and conduct 41,000 surgeries, as well as treating more than five million outpatients. SEHA is one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in the Middle East with more than 17,000 doctors, nurses, ancillary care and administrative personnel. Learn more at www.seha.ae