Aster Pharmacy & Clinics
Country: United Arab Emirates
Aster Primary care Journey etched in Stone: Fight of COVID-19 A journey of disruption towards innovation
Aster Clinics was the first private healthcare provider in Dubai to reach out to the community through screening camps in hard-hit areas in the city. It involved teams of paramedics and medics coming together with the government authorities to fearlessly screen high risk areas despite the risk of infection and the constraints of wearing level 3 PPE in scorching heat for long hours. On the very first day, five teams screened 614 patients in the hotspot areas identified by the Dubai police and Dubai Health authorities with positive covid infection. The teams set up makeshift clinics in front of the residence building to screen the suspected patients.
Mildly symptomatic and asymptomatic patients were isolated in an out-of-city facility which was manned by Aster Clinics’ medical team. It included monitoring each building housing 500 to 1000 patients. Overnight, the organization also established a COVID-19 helpline, teleconsultations, home consultations, and home delivery of medications.
It was a glorious achievement to have contributed to the nation’s fight against the pandemic by reducing the number of infected cases. Primary care providers acted as gatekeepers and reduced the load on hospitals, which allowed hospitals to focus on caring for high-risk patients.
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