Thousands of UAE residents are now able to use their Emirates ID not just to go through immigration gates at the airport, but to access healthcare services in the country. Oman Insurance Company has confirmed that customers can now either go for a health check-up or treatment, or pick up medicines at the pharmacy, just by presenting their national ID.
Clinics and hospitals around the country used to require patients to present the standard insurance card before they are granted consultation, diagnostics and medical treatment services. More UAE residents are expected to avail of the same service soon.
Since 2014, the UAE government has been working towards incorporating a number of services into the Emirates ID, including immigration access, ATM use and electronic payments. At least 127 smart gates have so far been installed at Dubai International to enable travelling UAE residents to skip long queues at immigration counters.
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