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Abu Dhabi is the first city in the world to receive this drug to treat “Covid-19”
Abu Dhabi is the first city in the world to receive this drug to treat “Covid-19”

The new drug is added to the other therapeutic and preventive drugs for “Covid-19” available in Abu Dhabi and the UAE, which aim to continue providing the best health care services to all members of society

The first shipments of the drug "EvoShield", developed by the company "AstraZeneca", arrived in the UAE, thus becoming Abu Dhabi, the first city in the world to receive the drug, after obtaining emergency use approval from the Ministry of Health and Community Protection, as the development of the drug that works by generating antibodies came to the Emirates. Long-acting, for the treatment of severe infections in patients who do not show an adequate immune response to fight the virus.

The new drug is added to the other therapeutic and preventive drugs for “Covid-19” available in Abu Dhabi and the UAE, which aim to continue providing the best health care services to all members of society according to the highest international standards, as the Abu Dhabi Health Department previously provided the three latest drugs in the world to treat “Corona” These are kazerifimab and imdivimab, and AstraZeneca AZD7442, in addition to sotrovimab.

The first shipment of "EvoShield" drug arrived in Abu Dhabi yesterday, under the direct supervision of the Abu Dhabi Department of Health, and through close cooperation and joint coordination between a group of major partners, including the "Rafid" company, which specializes in the procurement of equipment and services related to the health care sector. Etihad Cargo, a subsidiary of Etihad Airways, the British-Swedish multinational AstraZeneca, and Abu Dhabi Airports Company.

The innovative drug was stored in Rafid's distribution center, the largest and most advanced low-temperature storage facility in the region, and then distributed to various destinations.

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