Dubai Taxi Corporation launches healthcare first for drivers, pharmacy to follow
The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has launched its first clinic dedicated to the healthcare of its drivers.
The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) unit said in a statement that the clinic is located at its headquarters in Muhaisna and offers medical advice and preventive 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 facilities 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 also has a dedicated ward for critical injuries, said Al Ali.
The clinic opens daily from Saturday to Thursday, from 7am to 11pm, and on Fridays from 8am to 8pm. A plan is in place to open an affiliated pharmacy so that cabbies can easily obtain their prescribed medicines, added Al Ali.