Photo used for illustration.
The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA), Health Fund Office has provided aid valued at Dhs5 million to 400 patients with limited means, who are suffering from heart, cancer and other diseases, from the beginning of the year until the end of May.
Salim Bin Lahej, Head of Health Fund Office at the DHA, said that the authority continued its humanitarian work to aid those in need, despite the current pandemic through its "Mosaada" programme, "Save a Heart" initiative, voluntary clinics at Latifa hospital and other initiatives.
He said that the Health Fund Office, in partnership with the Pharmaceutical Services Department, provided free medicine home delivery services to patients with MS, heart disease, cancer disease and kidney disease to name a few, in order to provide them with medication from the comfort and safety of their home.
Bin Lahej added that during Ramadan, the Health Fund Office, distributed 21,000 free meals to labourers and security, working across DHA facilities in collaboration with Bait Al Khair Society.
He also highlighted fund's important goals and roles in creating and implementing treatment programmes to help those in need in partnership with charities across the UAE.
He concluded by thanking all strategic partners who support the Health Fund Office’s humanitarian initiatives including the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation and other charities and philanthropists.
He also highlighted the goals and the important role that the Fund plays in creating and implementing treatment programmes to help those in need in partnership with charities across the UAE.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was created, in June 2007, by Law 13 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with an expanded vision to include strategic oversight for the complete health sector in Dubai and enhance private sector engagement.
Prior to the establishment of the DHA, the Department of Health and Medical Services, which was established in 1973, was the functioning authority that almost exclusively focused on health service delivery.WAM
The health authority announced in a statement that it is providing this service through its 'Doctor for Every Citizen' initiative, which was launched by the authority last December to fulfil the goals of Article 5 of the Fifty-Year Charter.
The ministry reported the death of 2 people of different nationalities who are infected with the virus, and as a result of complications related to infection with the virus, bringing the total deaths in the country to 203.
Over 407 million drops of polio vaccine have been delivered to more than 71 million Pakistani children as part of the Emirates Polio Campaign implemented in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan since 2014 till the end of April 2019, the UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAEPAP) has announced.
Preventable measures include covering the mouth when sneezing or coughing to reduce the spread of flu viruses, regular hand washing with water and soap, and sanitation, as well as cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs that cause flu.
Dr Omar Al Hammadi, the official spokesperson for the UAE Government said, “The vaccine is currently given to our first line defenders because they are more vulnerable to infection than others, and to the elderly and people with chronic diseases."
The rally in the city of Multan was held a day after police, on orders from the government, carried out the arrests and banned the gathering, defending the move as necessary to combat the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan.
UAE President ordered the award of the Fallen Frontline Heroes Order to those who have lost their lives on the frontlines while tackling COVID-19