Heart Disease Screening Device for Newborns to be Installed in UAE Hospitals

Heart Disease Screening Device for Newborns to be Installed in UAE Hospitals

 

Nowadays, Congenital heart disease of newborns in UAE can be detected through the automatical screening device that immediately identifies the defect. The newborns will be automatically screened by this device and detect the alteration in the functioning of their heart. The Ministry of Health and Prevention already installed the device in some hospitals of UAE. The device will completely error free fully automated and will be tied to the patient’s electronic file. Initially, the installation will be completed in nine hospitals. The technology employing is Eve on Rad-97 Pulse Co-Oximeters, the latest of all. After detecting the defect through automatical screening, the newborns the files are uploaded to the database. The aim of the programme is to ensure all infants are getting appropriate testing, counselling and treatment said Dr Yousif Al Serkal, assistant undersecretary of the hospital sector while inaugurating the programme at the Sharjah Training and Development Centre. The programme has the approval of American Association of Pediatrics and other similar scientific organizations.