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Imran Mojib, Special Correspondent
The Ministry of Education (MoE) received sanitisers, wipes, face masks, vitamin tablets, gloves and other disinfection products worth Dhs1 million from an Abu Dhabi-based healthcare provider on Monday.
Extending a helping hand to the UAE’s efforts to fight coronavirus (Covid-19), VPS Healthcare’s donation has come as a major support to the officials of the department, particularly when the demand for face masks and products such as sanitisers are high in the market.
Engineer Abdulrahman Al Hammadi, Undersecretary of Ministry of Education, commended the excellent support extended by VPS Healthcare, which consolidates its role as a primary supporter of the efforts of the Ministry, aiming at providing a healthy and safe educational environment for students, teachers, and administrative staff. Following the highest international health standards in place.
Al Hammadi expressed his sincere appreciation and gratitude to VPS Healthcare Chairman and Managing Director Dr Shamsheer Vayalil for this kind gesture.
“The Ministry of Education is constantly striving to build bridges of cooperation with all components of the public and private sectors, recognising the importance of community partnership in promoting all aspects of joint activities between the Ministry and the various institutions and bodies. In a manner that serves the progress of the educational process, enhances the values of cooperation and collaboration in the interest of all stakeholders,” commented Al Hammadi.
Speaking on this, Dr Shamsheer Vayalil said that it is our responsibility to offer all possible support and services to the nation, which is relentlessly fighting to contain the viral infection.
“UAE government and Ministry of Health have been engaged in a herculean task. The entire government machinery is doing a commendable job in its effort to abate the viral infection and bring it under control,” he added.
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