DHA provides aid worth AED264 million to underprivileged patients over three years

DUBAI, The Dubai Health Authority, DHA, has provided aid worth AED264 million to underprivileged patients over the past three years, which benefitted 48,810 patients.

Salem bin Lahej, Humanitarian Aid Official at the DHA, highlighted the DHA’s desire, through the work of its specialist team, to improve its relations with relevant authorities, serve impoverished patients and ease the economic burdens on their families. He also highlighted the DHA’s role as a responsible social authority, whose charitable activities reflect the values and traditions of the UAE community.

He added that the DHA will launch many initiatives during the Year of Zayed and the Holy Month of Ramadan, including the “Pink Tour” initiative, which aims to offer moral support for breast cancer patients, through a bicycle tour involving UAE residents and citizens, as well as the “World CML Day” initiative, which aims to support CML patients and identify their needs while distributing prescribed medicines. He noted that what characterises this initiative is a mural of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which was presented by patients in gratitude for the UAE’s efforts to provide everyone with a dignified living.

He also highlighted the “Eyal Zayed Card” initiative, which aims to support Emirati patients suffering from chronic illnesses, and includes a card for patients that will enable them to communicate with their caregiver, who can provide medical care at the patient’s home. The initiative is intended for those suffering from the first stage of multiple sclerosis and breast cancer, and there is a plan to gradually increase its number of beneficiaries, he further stressed.

The authority’s initiatives also include the “Kidney Patients” initiative, which aims to support chronic kidney failure patients who cannot cover the cost of dialysis, as well as to provide free treatment for 16 patients throughout the year, he said in conclusion.

Source: Emirates News Agency