Displaying the status of the Ehteraz app on the smartphone is one of the mandatory requirements for those visiting Sidra Medicine.
Providing the details of its mandatory safety protocols, Sidra Medicine stressed these are being implemented to "ensure the safety of its patients, their families and staff during the current pandemic".
As part of this, all patients and their companions/guardians and visitors will be screened prior to entry into Sidra Medicine. They have to undergo a temperature check, answer a set of basic questions and are required to show the status of the Ehteraz app on their smartphone, according to information available on the Sidra Medicine website and Twitter account.
Inpatients and companions/guardians staying with them at the hospital will be tested for Covid-19 before admission. Only one chosen companion is allowed per female patient, while only two designated guardians/adults are permitted per paediatric patient, the website says.
Inpatients will be advised regarding the testing procedures prior to the admission process.
"We appreciate your co-operation in allowing us to keep patients, their families and our staff safe at Sidra Medicine," the hospital said.
The information is available here
at the Sidra website.