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Since the start of the pandemic, Healthbay has provided informative instructions and shared accurate data about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In this regard, Healthbay has been strictly adhering to the guidelines of Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Taking adequate precautions to stop the spread and taking vaccinations to resist the adverse effects of the virus is essential in saving lives.

Here are the basics everyone should be aware of when it comes to COVID-19. Corona Virus Disease or COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus. This virus can affect the natural immunity of the human body showing symptoms like fever, dry cough, tiredness and breathlessness. The virus spreads through respiratory particles from someone infected when they cough, sneeze, speak or breathe. It can also spread when one touches a contaminated surface and then touches their face or mouth.

General symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Fatigue

Other symptoms:

  • Body pain
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell

Serious symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Chest pain

One must seek immediate medical attention when experiencing any of the mentioned symptoms. Early medical care is a key element in reducing serious effects of the virus.

What protects you from COVID-19?

The most basic precautions can protect you from getting infected by COVID-19. They are:
  • Wearing face masks when having a possibility of coming in contact with other people.
  • Maintaining social distancing and avoiding crowded places.
  • Cleaning your hands with sanitisers frequently.

Staying indoors and avoiding crowded places is ideal. If one has to go outdoors, following other precautionary measures mentioned above will keep one safe. Avoid physical human contact and touching things and surfaces outside as much as possible. Remember that, our negligence does not only put us at risk but others around us too.

Vaccination is a vital tool in the fight against COVID-19. Vaccinations act as a protective shield reducing the fatal blow on the body and lowering the effects on it. The death rate due to the virus in the vaccinated community around the world is negligible. Every individual must get adequate doses of vaccine to protect them against COVID-19.

HealthBay is pleased to offer walk-in COVID-19 testing for both adults and children at its branch in Verve Villas Jumeirah, Al Wasl Road during clinic hours, starting from 26 March, 2021. With no waiting times or prior appointments necessary, we are here to serve you when you need to get your PCR done - fast and precise. The safety and health of our patients and staff continues to be our top priority and we have taken a number of safety measures in line with the DHA regulations and guidelines to ensure our clinics remain safe places for you and your family to get the care you need.

For more information or to book an appointment, call 800 4272 or email info@healthbayclinic.com

*Children aged 12 and above may be required to take a PCR test before travelling. Contact your airline or your country of destination for specific information about COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers.

Medical practitioners have realised that COVID-19 is not always merely a two-week illness. Many have reported that they experience lingering effects of the virus, extending to weeks or even months after they have “recovered”. Experts have termed this Post-COVID Syndrome or long-haul COVID-19.


Symptoms of this syndrome include:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Chest pain
  • Lowered cognitive function
  • Sleep disorders

Although the exact symptoms vary, fatigue seems to be the most commonly found. The symptoms that appear sometimes bear no relation to any preexisting conditions or symptoms experienced during the illness. For example, someone with no history of heart disorders may have an inflamed heart muscle due to Post-COVID Syndrome. In some cases, patients have also reported that they experience gastrointestinal issues, loss of sense of smell and rashes among other symptoms.

Who is at risk?

People who are more likely to develop this syndrome are those above 50 years of age, those who experienced severe symptoms during the illness and those with underlying conditions. However, it has been noted in some cases that even those with mild or no symptoms have also felt the effects of Post-COVID Syndrome. In order to battle this efficiently, it is advised to visit a primary care physician for a general assessment at regular intervals post testing negative.


Specialised care and regular check-ups after testing negative are important components in the Post-COVID regimen. Each person may require personalised treatment plans depending on the symptoms and their severity. However, the most commonly recommended tests include

  • Body Test analysis
  • Complete Blood count
  • Liver function test
  • Renal function test
  • Spirometry
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Thorax CT scan

At HealthBay, we offer a specialised package to examine these important and commonly affected organs. The Post-COVID check-up packages at HealthBay start from AED 899. Our physicians will guide you at every step to take any additional tests as required.



Post COVID Check-Up Package

With COVID-19, testing negative is only the first step in recovery. Its impact may remain hidden in the body long after the virus has left. To make sure you are in the pink of your health, we offer the Post COVID check-up package - a comprehensive examination to identify and resolve any underlying issues that may have resulted from COVID-19.

For more information or to book an appointment, call 800 4272 or email info@healthbayclinic.com

Terms and conditions:

  • Additional diagnostic assessments or tests that may be requested by your doctor are subject to additional charges.
  • Cash payments only

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