Center for Drug Information and Evidence-based Pharmacy is a center of excellence at Thumbay University Hospital. The College of Pharmacy at Gulf Medical University is operating the Center as part of Clinical Pharmacy Services. The Center is providing patient-specific drug information, formulary, and clinical protocol support services to healthcare professionals. The Center is functioning in Collaboration with Drug Information Centers in Washington State University, and Medical University of South Carolina, USA. Faculty, Clinical Pharmacists and Pharmacy interns work together to provide timely drug information with current best-quality evidence.
Additional measures to prevent the spread of the virus in the hospital include a unique fever clinic to treat patients with fever and screening them for COVID-19 symptoms, regular and detailed sanitisation protocols, chronic medication refill for patients via a simple phone call, 24-hour drive-through pharmacy service at the hospital premises, temperature monitoring of all patients, visitors and staff, emphasising hand hygiene and wearing masks, hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the hospital, and constant monitoring of staff health.
Steps are also in place to avoid overcrowding at the hospital by encouraging patients to plan their hospital visit with prior appointment only. Once they are at the hospital, patients are attended to quickly. Besides, the hospital operates dedicated lifts for access to and from the maternity ward, as well as dedicated operation theatres for patients requiring C-section.