Thursday 11 March 2021
The Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), has begun conducting COVID-19 vaccination drives across the city through mobile clinics deployed as part of the Wellness on Wheels (WoW) initiative, a unique project launched by MBRU to provide medical assistance to community members.
A total of two WoW mobile clinics staffed by 11 nurses and doctors from DHA along with staff from MBRU have started administering doses of DHA-approved vaccines across 11 vaccination points. The move is in line with Dubai’s efforts to vaccinate 100% of all eligible adults by the end of the year.
The vaccination drive has so far been conducted at various locations including Al Garhoud Private Hospital; Oilfields Supply Center Ltd.; SRG Holding Sheraton Grand; DP World; American Hospital Dubai; McDermott Middle East; and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI).
In less than a month, a total of 7,688 people received their COVID-19 vaccination through the WoW mobile clinics.
MBRU’s WoW aims to further the University’s goal of giving back to the community and its pledge of serving humanity through the provision of advanced healthcare services. Staffed by volunteer healthcare specialists, the clinics seek to expand access to healthcare services and provide medical assistance to blue-collar workers, orphans, and other unprivileged individuals in the UAE.
Since its launch, the WoW initiative has provided a wide range of free services through its mobile clinics including medical consultation, medical services, occupational health services, dental services, and referral services. Each mobile clinic is equipped with top-quality medical equipment and is staffed by volunteer healthcare professionals. The initiative aims to hold more than 300 outreach events by 2025, bringing quality healthcare services to more than 100,000 beneficiaries across Dubai and the UAE.