Dubai launches its first medical clinic for taxi drivers
With nearly 4,000 vehicles, working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, drivers in the UAE are working in an increased competitive market, with longer hours and an increased tourist market, affecting their long-term physical and mental wellbeing.
With this in mind, the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) at the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched, at its headquarters in Muhaisna, a medical clinic in cooperation with Life Line Co. It has become the first government clinic, which is now fully supportive of drivers in the Emirate, and will provide medical advice and preventive medical care to drivers, adopting high healthcare standards.
To ensure exceptional customer service and provide a strong, positive staff morale, Dr Yousef Mohammed Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation has said, “This newly opened clinic is part of DTC’s strategy to broaden the scope of its services on offer to cab drivers and meet their needs. It also adds to the series of achievements made by the DTC towards enhancing the happiness and job satisfaction of its employees including drivers.”
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Delivering quality and excellence throughout its operations, “the clinic is fitted with all necessary resources to serve the medical and healthcare needs of all drivers including x-ray machines and a diagnostic laboratory. It has a team of medical professionals specialised in general medicine (GPs) as well as specialists in orthopaedics, ophthalmology, pulmonary & cardiac diseases, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and venereal diseases. It has a dedicated ward for critical conditions for lifting them in a fully equipped ambulance to the nearest hospital,” explained Al Ali.
“The Clinic has a hotline with the Dubai Health Authority to keep up-to-date with the developments of precautionary health measures. The Clinic opens daily from Saturday to Thursday, from 7 am to 11 pm, and on Fridays from 8 am to 8 pm. A plan is in place to open an affiliated pharmacy so that cabbies can easily obtain their prescribed medicines,” concluded the CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation.