The first government clinic dedicated to taxi drivers has been launched in Dubai.
Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) at the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened the medical clinic at its headquarters in Muhaisna.
It has partnered with Life Line Co. to set up the facility which offers medical advice and preventive health care to cab drivers.
“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 healthcare needs, including x-ray machines and a diagnostic laboratory.
It has a team of general practitioners (GPs) as well as specialists in orthopaedics, ophthalmology, pulmonary & cardiac diseases, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and venereal diseases.
“It also has a dedicated ward for critical conditions for lifting them in a fully equipped ambulance to the nearest hospital,” explained Al Ali.
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.