Dubai Taxi opens clinic for better healthcare of cab drivers

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., rendering it the first government clinic dedicated to drivers in the Emirate.

The facility offers medical advice and preventive medical care to cab drivers at par with the highest healthcare standards.

“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,” said Dr Yousef Mohammed Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation.

“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 and 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.

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