Emirates Islamic donated three million dirhams to Dubai Health Authority’s moussadah (assistance) committee.
The funds will be used to set up a mammography unit in Hatta Hospital and provide the DHA’s rehabilitation centre with the latest physiotherapy machine that helps stroke patients regain their ability to walk.
His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, chairman of the board of the DHA, said: “This contribution will help us install the latest medical equipment which will lead to better patient outcomes. Over the years, Emirates Islamic has contributed to several of the Mousaadah committee’s initiatives and has helped fund treatment for those with financial constraints. We are thankful to them for their support and contribution.”
Abdulla Showaiter, Deputy CEO – Islamic Banking Corporate and Investment, Emirates Islamic, said: “Emirates Islamic is proud to support the Dubai Health Authority in their endeavour to provide state-of-the-art healthcare facilities in the emirate. This contribution emphasises our long-term commitment to further developing the UAE healthcare sector and all other public utility sectors and we are honoured to be part of this noble cause to support the community in the UAE.”
Awatif Al Harmoody, GM -Operational Quality & Processes, Emirates Islamic, said: “Emirates Islamic is committed towards supporting the community, and in particular, the development of the healthcare sector, by working alongside prominent healthcare authorities in the UAE. The financial aid to DHA follows similar initiatives by the bank to healthcare institutions in the UAE in recent years. This is in keeping with our objective to support charitable causes via a dedicated Zakat Fund.”
Salim Bin Lahej, Director of the Moussadah committee, said: “Of the three million dirhams, AED1.65 will be used to set up a mammography unit in Hatta hospital and AED 1.35 will be used to procure the physiotherapy machine.”
Bin Lahej said the machine known G-EO system, robotic gait trainer, is a state-of-the-art machine to help stroke patients regain mobility. It provides them with a visual scenario and offers the possibility of augmented reality which further enhances each therapy session.