UAE  -Dubai has adopted cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technology to identify Legionella pulmonary bacteria, a culprit behind various acute respiratory infections, in a significant stride towards strengthening public health initiatives.

This groundbreaking approach, pioneered by Dubai Central Laboratory under the aegis of Dubai Municipality, marks a pivotal advancement in the region’s healthcare infrastructure.

Hind Mahmoud Ahmed, Director of the Dubai Central Laboratory Department, emphasized the Municipality’s steadfast commitment to enhancing digital infrastructure across its laboratories.

“Our aim is to equip these facilities with state-of-the-art systems that elevate the overall efficiency of Dubai’s health and safety apparatus,” Hind remarked.

The newly implemented AI method exhibits unparalleled accuracy in pinpointing live colonies of Legionella bacteria. 

Furthermore, it expedites the testing process, delivering results with remarkable precision within 48 hours—a stark contrast to the conventional 14-day timeline.

“This revolutionary method of detecting Legionella pulmonary bacteria is among the latest to be accredited globally by the European Water Testing Network,” highlighted Hind. “It also boasts a certificate of recognition from AOAC International.”

With over 100,000 tests conducted annually, Dubai’s microbiological analysis laboratories play a pivotal role in ensuring the safety of various consumer goods available in the emirate’s markets.

These tests encompass a diverse array of products, including food items, environmental water, and consumer goods, adhering to globally recognized standards (ISO/IEC 17025:2017).

The AI-driven technology not only fortifies Dubai’s commitment to safeguarding public health but also underscores its dedication to upholding internationally recognized laboratory and calibration standards. 

Moreover, it reflects the Municipality’s unwavering focus on fostering a conducive environment for residents, characterized by stringent quality control measures.

Dubai Central Laboratory boasts a myriad of specialized laboratories, catering to diverse sectors such as food, health, industry, and the environment. 

These facilities serve as invaluable resources for governmental bodies, academic institutions, and industry stakeholders alike, facilitating crucial research, analysis, and quality assurance endeavors.

Through a comprehensive suite of services encompassing technical consultations, specialized training, and inspection and calibration services, the laboratory ensures that residents have access to unparalleled living standards.

By leveraging cutting-edge technology and adhering to rigorous quality control protocols, Dubai remains at the forefront of healthcare innovation, setting a precedent for excellence in public health management.

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