Dubai World Trade Centre field hospital
Dubai World Trade Centre field hospital

Dubai World Trade Centre turns into a huge Coronavirus field hospital

Dubai World Trade Centre is being converted into a huge field hospital capable to treating up to 3,000 Coronavirus patients.

The field hospital is being set up to deal with any influx of patients over the coming weeks. And the huge space will be able to provide medical care for 3,000 patients including up to 800 intensive care beds.

The centre is one of two field hospitals being built in Dubai to boost the current capacity by up to 5,000 beds.

The move is part of efforts to boost bed numbers to handle a potential increase in Covid-19 patients.

Humaid Al Qutami, director-general of the Dubai Health Authority, told a televised news conference last week that Dubai will set up two field hospitals. “We will have more than two field hospitals ready in Dubai in the coming days to be ready for any situation.”

To date, there are 4,933 cases of Covid-19 in the UAE, with around 300-400 new patients each day this week.

And, as we revealed yesterday, Dubai is using all its resources to stop the spread of Coronavirus. As well as turning the Dubai World Trade Centre into a Coronavirus field hospital, Dubai Police have started using smart helmets to detect the disease.