The Division of Well being – Abu Dhabi (DoH), the regulator of the healthcare sector within the emirate, launched digital post-mortem expertise, also called Put up mortem imaging, to the native healthcare sector as an indispensable software in combating Covid-19 and different infectious ailments.
Digital post-mortem will help the healthcare sector in confirming the reason for loss of life whereas guaranteeing the well being and security of people who’ve been involved with the deceased.
Abu Dhabi has led an efficient human-centred response because the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to develop early detection methods and implement numerous preventive measures.
UAE is amongst a bunch of nations that adopted digital post-mortem, together with the USA of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia and Japan.
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Throughout digital autopsies, the physique of the deceased undergoes scientific radiology or CT scans which can be carried out by certified technicians, utilizing protocols and laws set by DoH and in step with worldwide practices respecting the sanctity and sustaining the privateness of the our bodies.
The seamless process is carried out whereas the physique is within the cadaver bag (generally generally known as a ‘physique bag’) and doesn’t topic it to a postmortem bodily examination.
DoH and its numerous well being amenities have been on the forefront of adopting revolutionary medical options to allow the neighborhood to return to normalcy.
Abu Dhabi Central Morgue is integrating digital post-mortem methods into their investigation procedures. Health workers will apply digital autopsies in an effort to establish indicators of respiratory misery or signs that might point out the potential of a COVID-19 an infection.
The analysis generated from a digital post-mortem permits medical technicians to find out whether or not contacts of the deceased require additional examination in an effort to restrict repercussions.
Other than Covid-19, the superior expertise will contribute to the investigation of varied infectious ailments with out compromising the protection of the morgue’s employees.
The expertise was launched a yr in the past in Abu Dhabi and has helped within the authorized investigation of over 700 instances.
The digital post-mortem picture evaluation will take 15 to half-hour to report.
The adoption of digital post-mortem within the UAE will present healthcare amenities with correct diagnoses post-examination of our bodies. Diagnoses will embody reason behind loss of life, gender, age group and detection of bodily violence.
H.E Dr. Jamal Mohammed Alkaabi, Undersecretary of DoH, stated: “The healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi is dedicated to exploring, growing, and using among the newest medical applied sciences and improvements to fight COVID-19. Abu Dhabi reveals exemplary management relating to its human-centred COVID-19 response and world-class healthcare amenities and applied sciences.”
Dr. Marwan Al Kaabi, Appearing Group Chief Operations Officer, SEHA, stated: “ Consistent with SEHA’s dedication to equipping the neighborhood with world-class healthcare providers, we proceed to work relentlessly to boost our high quality of providers by implementing the very best high quality requirements and using innovation alongside the most recent cutting-edge applied sciences to supply our sufferers with providers which can be fast and environment friendly. This can enable us to take care of the well being and well-being of all members of the neighborhood and progress additional within the path of success.”
Dr. Nayef Hasan Aljanaahi, the primary licensed advisor in forensic radiology for the Division of Well being – Abu Dhabi, stated: “I take pleasure in being the primary licensed physician within the Center East specialised in Forensic Radiology. This is able to not have been potential had been it not for the continual help and steering of our smart management and their efforts to develop the healthcare sector within the emirate.
Digital post-mortem has modernised the medical investigation of our bodies whereas guaranteeing well being and security of medical employees and contacts of the deceased sustaining respect and privateness in the direction of the our bodies of deceased people.”