UAE leaders have congratulated the people of the country and the team of researchers for developing a potential treatment for Covid-19 infections. UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai and HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, all expressed their gratitude for the breakthrough scientific achievement, which is the stem cell treatment.
Developed in the UAE by a team of doctors and researchers at the Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Center (ADSCC), the treatment involves extracting stem cells from the Covid-19 patient’s own blood and reintroducing them after they have been activated. Successful results have been seen in all 73 patients who were treated and cured of the virus after the stem cell treatment was administered to them.
Through a tweet from the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), Their Highnesses thanked, on behalf of the people of the UAE, the team and support staff at ADSCC for their contribution and efforts in inventing this promising treatment which will not only aid in safeguarding public health in the UAE but also the world.
رئيس الدولة ونائبه ومحمد بن زايد يهنئون شعب الإمارات والمقيمين على الإنجاز العلمي الخاص بتطوير علاج "كورونا" pic.twitter.com/nDIrFuOaAu
— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) May 1, 2020
In a statement released on Friday, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) said, “The Ministry is following with great attention the developments of this breakthrough and fully supports the earnest efforts being made by the team of scientists and medical experts from the Ministry and the academia to provide treatment to Covid-19 patients.”
Since the advent of the virus, UAE, under the guidance of its leaders, has been committed to fighting the pandemic by taking all necessary precautions and initiatives to ensure the health and safety of the country’s citizens and residents. This scientific breakthrough is a testament to this very commitment.