Dubai: Dubai’s public bus drivers will soon be able to self-conduct basic health checks through digital medical devices at bus stations, authorities revealed on Thursday.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Aster DM Healthcare Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) whereby the Group will supply digital medical devices to bus stations and depots of RTA.
These self-use devices, which will be provided free of charge, will enable drivers, employees and clients to monitor their health and physical condition.
Ahmad Bahrozyan, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency, signed for RTA and Azad Moopen, founder chairman and managing director of Aster DM Healthcare, signed for the Group.
Bahrozyan said: “The step will boost road safety and the safety of riders, enable employees to work more efficiently, and contribute to RTA’s vision, ‘Safe and Smooth Transport for All’. Enabling clients to benefit from these devices also serves RTA’s strategic objectives. The Public Transport Agency will list the stations in which these devices will be provided on a trial run, and will be generalised later on after reviewing the initial results.”
Moopen said: “Aster DM Healthcare Group is proud to partner with RTA in applying innovation to the management of health standards of RTA employees and clients. Our cooperation will involve the use of the latest digital testing and monitoring technologies.”
Moopen added: “Under the MoU, health care stations will be provided to assist bus drivers to keep track of their health details such as the pulse, pressure, diabetes and metabolism before the start of the working day. Tests will be self-conducted without any assistance. This proactive test is intended to ensure drivers are healthy and fit to drive passengers.
“These fully automated health stations are also available for the public at bus stations to carry out the tests. It will enhance their awareness about diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.”