The innovative use of technology will cut down response times, getting sick patients to hospital quicker and more safely. Other recent advances include letting ambulance drivers warn you they’re coming through via your own radio.
The smart tech doesn’t just stop at letting Dubai ambulances turn traffic lights green. Patients will be able to use a GPS system to locate their nearest ambulance. And the ambulance network will connect with hospital emergency departments, allowing them to plan ahead for each patient’s arrival.
“Callers who request the service can locate the nearest ambulance through a GPS system and select the best route to reach the hospital,” said Dr Kalthoum Al Baloushi, director of the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s hospitals’ administration.
“Ambulances will be equipped with a traffic signal alarm system to turn the signal to green once the ambulance is approaching.”
Smart health wearables
The smart technology is also coming to our homes. The Enayati initiative monitors health indicators via a set of connected wearables. They’ll then automatically alert healthcare providers if any issues arise.
Another innovative step is to centralise all the health databases via Emirates ID, allowing health professionals to reduce waiting times.
Above all, the news is all part of the UAE Centennial 2071 pledge, which aims to make the country one of the best in the world for health care.