The working hours in all Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) in Abu Dhabi facilities have been announced during the upcoming holiday of Isra’a and Mi’raj which was declared in the UAE on 30 June 2011. All facilities including in SKMC will be entirely closed during this day. But inpatient services and Emergency Department won’t be closed.
Dr. Tej Maini, CEO of SKMC said “SKMC is keen on keeping the public and our patients informed of any changes in our working hours during holidays and national events. This comes as part of our obligation to educate the community on the timings and the best venues to visit for medical problems”. “These hours of operation reflect our response to the demands of the community during the upcoming holiday, and demonstrate our on-going commitment to provide premium healthcare services to the population of Abu Dhabi” commented Dr. Atul Mehta, CMO of SKMC.
Dangerous cases will be allowed to enter the Emergency Department all day. These cases include allergic reactions, broken bones, chest pain, difficulties in breathing, fever in young infants, head injuries, medication overdoses, motor vehicle trauma, poisoning, seizures, severe abdominal pain, serious burns, serious wounds, and vomiting and diarrhea in young children. Children have a special 10-bed area in the Department and are located at the ground floor of SKMC‘s Surgical Pavilion.