UAE develops breakthrough in COVID-19 treatment

DUBAI: A United Arab Emirates (UAE) research institute has developed a breakthrough treatment in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

According to Emirates News Agency (WAM), the clinical trial of the treatment was developed by a team of doctors and researchers at the Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Center, ADSCC.

The treatment administered to 73 COVID-19 patients and none of them reported immediate adverse effects and make a complete recovery.

The recipients were moderately or severely ill before treatment, with many intubated in an ICU.

Clinical trials

The innovative process involves extracting stem cells from the patient’s own blood and reintroducing them into the lungs of a patient via inhalation of a mist.

The initial phase of clinical trials is successful and more trials are being conducted to have a clearer understanding of its effectiveness that are expected to be completed in a couple of weeks.

UAE leaders congratulates

UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces congratulated the team of researchers and medical experts for the scientific achievement.

Patent granted

The Emirati Ministry of Economy revealed it granted a patent to the centre for the development of the innovative and promising treatment.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Friday, May 1 have detected 557 new COVID-19, taking the tally in the country to 13,038 in the emirates with 111 deaths and 2,543 recoveries.