The Department of Health (DoH) of Abu Dhabi has recently launched a new application across private and public healthcare facilities for international patients, according to the media. The app will let patients abroad access virtual medical consultations with their local doctors and a medical professional abroad with global expertise. The hospitals participating in the new plan include Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Tawam Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City and Burjeel Hospital.
Along with scheduling sessions between both medical professionals, there will also be a discussion of medical information about the patient before they could travel abroad or return to the country. The app also allows examinations of patients before dispatch, thus reducing the patient’s medical journey duration. Based on each patient’s condition, assessment and medical reports, they will be dispatched to the appropriate healthcare facility. DoH launched the app in collaboration with the International Patients Care (IPC) Division.
Hind Al Zaabi, acting director of the International Patients Care Centre at DoH, addressed the media and said that the activation of IPC remote healthcare platforms reflect the commitments of the department to continue providing world-class healthcare services to UAE international patients and also ensure that they receive the most suitable kind of healthcare.
She further added that during a time like the Covid-19 pandemic that imposed restrictions and challenges has made it difficult for patients to travel abroad for treatment. It was considered necessary to create a platform that brings together doctors in the Emirate with international physicians and patients to discuss their medical plans and cooperate to best serve them.