Dubai's Dh5m health fund helps those most in need

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June 7, 2020

June 7, 2020

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Support funds worth Dh5 million for chronically ill patients and 21,000 free meals for labourers have been provided by Dubai Health Authority this year to help those most in need.

The authority's Health Fund Office offered support to 400 patients suffering with multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease and other serious ailments.

Financial support was provided to those on limited means through the authority’s Mosaada programme, Save a Heart scheme and via other voluntary clinics at Latifa Hospital.

Salim Bin Lahej, head of the Health Fund Office, said free medicine home delivery services had also been provided during travel restrictions in place during the coronavirus pandemic.

“During Ramadan, the Health Fund Office, distributed 21,000 free meals to labourers and security, working across DHA facilities in collaboration with the Bait Al Khair Society,” he said.

“The fund plays an important role in creating and implementing treatment programs to help those in need in partnership with charities across the UAE.”

Updated: June 7, 2020 03:41 PM

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