In February 2020, and as a part of the extensive health and safety measures implemented across the United Arab Emirates in response to the COVID -19 Pandemic, Pure Health partnered with the UAE government to launch the nation’s first of its kind Airport COVID-19 screening initiative, covering the 24/7 operations at the UAE airports.
The testing program was established in coordination with the relevant authorities and designed to bolster the collective efforts to protect public health during this challenging time.
During the period of various restrictions and the suspension of passenger flight services, airports remained open for vital cargo operations serving capacity-constrained markets, special repatriation flights, and facilitating global humanitarian relief efforts.
Operations at the Airports have continued smoothly and efficiently despite the robust precautionary measures in place including social distancing, the mandatory use of personal protective equipment (PPE), thermal screening, and nasal swab and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing in line with the recommendations and guidelines of the UAE’s health and civil aviation authorities in addition to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Pure Health has set up a special diagnostic system at the airports with registration desks for patients connected with passport and ID scanners, leading to the swab screening area managed by highly trained medical professionals. The system includes logistics and supply chain channels of Pure Health’s supply center and a specialized laboratory.
The system placed by Pure Health ensured that the airport operation had all the supplies needed to go on uninterrupted and that all the samples reached the lab in line with international standards and procedures in the shortest amount of time, ensuring a quick turnaround time.