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Medical checkups set to be faster in Dubai

Instead of booking an appointment and waiting in long queues to visit a doctor, the Consult Station will allow patients to self-perform health checkups.

Operating with 18 devices, the station aims to connect patients in rural areas to doctors via a computer screen and reduce pressure on emergency departments.

Designed in partnership with Alpha Systems as part of Dubai Future Accelerators, the station will be installed at Dubai Health Authority (DHA) headquarters and a mall for a month-long trial at the end of April.

Speaking on the sidelines of Future Cities Show where the station was displayed, Dr. Jumana Hayder, physician executive at Alpha Systems, said the station can be added to malls, clinics, schools and universities.

Through the station, a patient can get blood pressure and temperature measurements, visual/audio tests, blood glucose and blood cholesterol level measurements and retina scan among other services.

A doctor guides the patient throughout the seven to 15-minute consultation via a computer screen, on which test results of the patient appears. A medical report and referral sheet is printed out at the end of the consultation.

“If there’s no doctor available for consultation, the station displays videos that guide the patient throughout the checkup,” said Hayder.

She added that there are 30 stations already deployed in malls, supermarkets, clinics and elderly homes across Europe with ongoing discussions to have the stations in Dubai.



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