United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 17, 2013: The Dubai Health Authority signed today a memorandum of understanding ( MoU) with the Dubai Islamic Humanitarian Foundation, a non-profit charitable foundation and a subsidiary of Dubai Islamic Bank ( DIB) to cover the cost of treatment of cancer patients at Dubai Hospital with financial constraints.
As per the MoU the foundation will provide Dh 500,000 annually for covering the cost of treatment, accommodation and medication of cancer patients.
The MOU was signed by His Excellency Engineer Essa Al Maidoor, Director-General of the DHA and His Excellency Abdul Razzaq Al Abdullah, CEO of Dubai Islamic Humanitarian Foundation in the presence of a number of officials from both sides.
His Excellency Engineer Essa Al Maidoor, Director-General of the DHA stressed on the importance of this MOU that reflects the effective cooperation of the DHA with humanitarian organizations. “This initiative will help relieve the burden of patients and their families who face financial difficulties. The MoU aims to support and strengthen the efforts of charitable and humanitarian activities in the UAE.”
His Excellency said that this MOU aims to provide highest level of care to cancer patients and is in line with the humanitarian initiatives of the emirate.
Al Maidoor extended his appreciation to Dubai Islamic Humanitarian Foundation and said that the foundation has significantly contributed towards such humanitarian initiatives.
Al Maidoor highlighted the emirate's role in initiating and supporting several charitable and humanitarian activities, in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
His Excellency Abdul Razzaq Al-Abdullah, CEO of Dubai Islamic Humanitarian Foundation, said that he was pleased to sign this MoU with the DHA that aims to relieve cancer patients and their loved ones from financial burdens.
He said this MoU is in line with the efforts of the foundation to serve the humanitarian needs of people with financial constraints.