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News2020-06-03

Al Jalila Children’s to Provide Free Treatment to all Uninsured Emirati Children During COVID-19

Dubai, 3 rd June 2020: Al Jalila Children's Speciality Hospital, the only hospital specialized in

paediatric medicine in the United Arab Emirates, announced that all Emirati children without

insurance coverage will be treated for free during Covid-19, while insured children will enjoy

the waiver of co-payment charges.

Dr. Abdulla Al Khayat, CEO of Al Jalila Children said: “This step comes as a result of Al Jalila

Children’s efforts in coordinating this initiative with Dubai’s Covid-19 Command and Control

Centre and our partners from the insurance sector and related health entities, with the

objective of extending our collective support to Emirati families during the challenging times of

the Covid-19 pandemic.”

“Our teams at Al Jalila Children’s will be available to guide Emirati families through the steps of

this process, and we have made sure that having access to our premium healthcare for children

is smooth and easy,” Dr. Khayat said

Dr. Khayat also stressed on the fact that Al Jalila Children’s is a Covid-19 free Hospital. “This will

allow children with chronic illnesses or emergency cases to be treated here in a safe and secure

environment.”

“Al Jalila Children implements the best practices and highest standards of safety measures to

protect its children and their families. These include implementing social distancing across the

hospital, especially the waiting areas, and also ensuring that all visitors wear masks and their

temperatures checked at the entrance. In addition, our Telehealth Services continue to be quite

popular with our patients, with almost 70% of consultations provided online, meaning more

safety and security for our inpatients and their families,” Dr. Khayat concluded.

Al Jalila Children’s, the first and only paediatric hospital in UAE, caters for children and

adolescents up to the age of 18 years. Inaugurated on November 1, 2016, Al Jalila Children’s is

an ultramodern hospital with world-class teams of highly qualified healthcare experts that

employs smart technology designed to enhance patient care and outcomes. The hospital also

aims to foster clinical innovations, astute learning and development programmes, and hosts

cutting-edge research facilities. It is a 200-bed facility in a child and family friendly environment.

Find out more at www.aljalilachildrens.ae.

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

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