RTA employees can now do medical tests in-house

RTA, DHA join hands to facilitate in-house visa medical fitness tests for expat employees

Staff Report
15:37 September 14, 2018

Dubai: Expatriate employees at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) can now do their medical tests for visa renewals in-house, without having to wait in long queues at medical centres.

The move is part of RTA’s collaboration with Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in the latter’s Tawajud initiative, to make life easier for its employees.

“Joining DHA’s Tawajud initiative reflects our keenness to save our employees the hassle of undergoing medical fitness tests at external centres, consuming their time and having a negative impact on their productivity,” said Nabeel Al Ali, RTA’s director of Administrative Services, Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector.

It is now possible for expat employees to complete visa medical fitness tests at the RTA Clinic, which compiles applications and arranges for DHA’s medical team to do the required tests in-house.

An electronic notification is generated for the test results, to proceed with completing other visa renewal formalities.

“This collaboration is a part of RTA’s efforts to ensure corporate services integration with other government entities in Dubai. The exercise supports the vision of our leaders to set up a harmonious business model between government departments, and enhance employee satisfaction by fostering an optimal working environment that encourage innovation,” added Al Ali.