Al Hosn green pass: Demand for RT-PCR tests surges in Abu Dhabi

The demand for RT-PCR tests has gone up in Abu Dhabi after the emirate rolled out the Al Hosn ‘Green Pass’ protocol on Tuesday.

A adverse take a look at outcome ensures the green color on the app which is required to enter public locations in the Capital.

NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi, registered a mean 25 per cent rise in the variety of screenings on Saturday and Sunday in comparison with the identical days final week. While the rely was 1,043 on June 5 and 1,067 on June 6, the determine rose to 1,317 on June 12 and 1,332 on June 13.

“With introduction of this new rule, the vast majority of residents in Abu Dhabi must undertake a RT-PCR take a look at no less than as soon as a month. There has been a rise in the variety of PCR tests largely attributed to the brand new coverage of the federal government,” stated Dr Muhammed Ayoob, specialist pulmonary illness, NMC Specialty Hospital in Abu Dhabi.

VPS Healthcare famous a 20-per cent development in the variety of screenings on Sunday and Monday, in comparison with final week.

“This enhance could also be due to the brand new ‘green cross’ protocol, which can encourage everybody to go for common screening because the nation tries to normalise in a secure and wholesome atmosphere,” the spokesperson of VPS Healthcare stated.

Bareen International Hospital in Mohamed Bin Zayed City performed 3,547 PCR tests on Sunday – a 17-per cent rise in comparison with the earlier Sunday. “We anticipate numbers to extend in the approaching days. Generally, this may protect and safeguard the well being of the general public and can pace up efforts to make sure a sustainable restoration from the pandemic,” stated Dr Siddeg Fadul, specialist, household drugs at Bareen International Hospital.

Al Borg Medical Laboratories Group additionally confirmed an uptick testing. “There is a rise in the each day variety of PCR testing necessities due to the brand new ‘green cross’ rule,” stated Mohammed Zafar, nation head, PHD and Al Borg Group of Laboratories.

An Ahalia Group consultant stated that the newest pattern will quickly develop into a norm. “Ever for the reason that announcement of the ‘green cross’, now we have witnessed a rise in the PCR testing on the majority of our hospitals and clinics throughout Abu Dhabi. We see this pattern changing into a brand new norm as an individual who isn’t totally vaccinated wants a adverse PCR take a look at outcome between 3 to 14 days,” stated Sooraj Prabhakaran, supervisor, managing director’s workplace at Ahalia Group.

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