Zulekha Healthcare Group has launched a new cardiac social fund, “Nabd Al Khair” (Pulse of Goodness), by co-investing with Dar Al Ber Society to make advanced cardiac care affordable and accessible to all communities in the UAE. The initiative honours the “Year of Zayed” celebrating the legacy of giving back to the community and promoting the strong values of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE.
The initiative, which exclusively serves the cardiac medical needs of those less fortunate, was launched in an event in the presence of HE Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector in the Ministry of Health and Prevention, HE Abdullah Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, Executive Director of Dar Al Ber from Dar Al Ber Society, HE Shri Vipul, Consul General of India to Dubai, Dr. Zulekha Daud, Founder and Chairperson of Zulekha Healthcare Group, Managing Director Taher Shams, Co-chairperson Zanubia Shams.
H.E. Abdullah Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi said: “The campaign, entitled ‘Nabed Al Khair’, aims to provide free treatment, healthcare and specialised operations to 200 heart patients by accumulating at least AED 7 million and up to 10 million through donations.”
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and the associated burden are increasing in developing countries, particularly in the UAE, and represent a key challenge in healthcare. CVD also accounts for a significant propor tion of global deaths caused by non – communicable diseases among individuals aged under 70 (37pc). If intervention is not improved, global annual CVD deaths will increase from 17.5 million in 2012 to 22.2 million by the year 2030, according to a research.
Al Falasi pointed out that the campaign aims to raise the levels of awareness around heart disease and to ensure that patients in need are helped through Zulekha Healthcare Group where skilled specialists perform complex procedures on heart patients with the latest medical equipment.