The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has closed two centres due to the low attendance of customers coming for medical tests for visa renewals. The fitness centres at Al Bad’aa and Al Mankhool have been closed down and customers have been directed to go other centres instead.
“The number of customers we were receiving was consistently low in these two centres and the only service these two centres provided was renewal of visas. Therefore, to better utilize manpower and resources, we moved our staff to the Knowledge Village medical fitness centre which is a full-fledged centre and has a higher footfall,” said a spokesperson from Dubai Health Authority.
“Customers have options of other centres, which are in the same catchment areas.”
Those in need of medical fitness tests can visit Al Karama Medical Fitness Express Services Centre, Knowledge Village Medical Fitness Centre, Jumeirah Lake Towers Medical Screening Centre and Al Quoz Mall Medical Fitness Centre. Medical fitness test is a mandatory requirement for all expats in the UAE. Medical fitness screening is a prerequisite for a residency, employment or education visa. The DHA has 19 medical fitness centres across the emirate. The centre at Muhaisnah is open round the clock. There are various medical fitness options available such as regular, VIP, 24 hour and 48 hour medical fitness service.
The Dubai Health Authority also provides the Tawajud service, which is a fast-track service for corporate employees. DHA employees visit the office or home of the individual who are in need for this service and conduct the medical fitness tests required on the spot. For every request, a maximum of 70 employees are tested. This helps as saves the time of the business community as their employees can get the test done in their offices itself. This service is very beneficial for homemakers who do not wish to go to a medical fitness centre to renew their visa. A request for this service can be made using the DHA’s website www.dha.gov.ae.
The vision of their leadership has made Dubai a global source of health and home of well-being for everyone in the world. The Dubai Health Authority, are working towards a future to ensure Dubai becomes a top globally recognized healthcare destination. They believe in achieving the safety and health of the society is a joint responsibility, and they trust the public and private sector partners to support to achieve higher goals.
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Dubai Health Authority Building
Al Maktoum Bridge Street, Bur Dubai Area
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
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