Emirates Islamic contributes AED 1.72 million towards Ministry of Health & Prevention's purchase of life-saving equipment
February 12, 2017
Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, today announced it has contributed AED 1.72 million from its charity fund to the UAE's Ministry of Health & Prevention, to support the purchase of 37 life-saving emergency devices, including defibrillators and adhesive pads, which are used to deliver electric shocks to resuscitate heart patients undergoing a cardiac arrest.
The donation from Emirates Islamic will also be used to equip the Ministry of Health & Prevention's ambulances and emergency services with pulse oximeters, which are used to measure the pulse rate and the level of oxygen in a patient's blood, and facilitate rapid intervention in the event of a change in levels.
On this occasion, H.E. Awad Sagher Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry's Support Services Sector, praised Emirates Islamic's initiative for its donation, which will help in the Ministry's purchase of modern medical equipment. The move falls in line with the bank's continuing commitment to support community partnership and support the Ministry's efforts to achieve its goals and objectives, particularly in enhancing individual health and the community in the UAE to provide comprehensive and distinctive services across a sustainable healthy environment—all in accordance with the policies, legislation, programmes and effective partnerships locally and internationally.
H.E Awad Al Ketbi stressed on the importance of being able to purchase the latest medical tools and devices to provide the best health care services to members of the community, especially in the emergency department, which is focused on saving the lives of patients in critical situations and provide the necessary first aid treatments to people injured in accidents and suffering from heart attacks.
Awatif Al Harmoodi, General Manager, Operational Quality & Processes at Emirates Islamic, said: “We are proud to be part of the Ministry of Health & Prevention's plan to boost emergency services in the country, through contributing towards buying life-saving equipment. This contribution reflects Emirates Islamic's ongoing commitment towards supporting the UAE community, and in particular towards developing the UAE healthcare industry in collaboration with government hospitals.”
This contribution follows similar initiatives by Emirates Islamic to healthcare institutions in the UAE in recent years, and is in keeping with the bank's objective to support charitable causes via a dedicated charity fund.