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Dubai charity to provide medicines to low-income patients

by Staff Reporter
Low-income patients in the UAE now have access to free medications

A Dubai charity will provide medicines to low-income patients in the UAE. In this regard, Dubai Healthcare City Authority and Dar Al Ber Society have joined hands to provide medications to those who cannot afford.

Dubai Healthcare City Authority, (DHCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dar Al Ber Society to open its second endowment and charity pharmacy in the UAE and the first in Dubai Healthcare City to fund charitable projects. The pact was signed on the last day of Arab Health 2023.

Medications for needy patients

The agreement will primarily focus on patients’ access to medications for chronic diseases. Medicines will be provided to low-income patients who cannot afford the cost of the medicine or are not covered by health insurance in the UAE.

Access to affordable healthcare is a critical issue for many communities, and providing medicines to low-income patients is a vital step in addressing this challenge. This collaboration is a shining example of how organizations can come together to positively impact the health and wellbeing of local communities.

Underlining the DHCC’s patient-centric approach and commitment to facilitating access to quality care, the DHCA will provide operational and logistical support to Abwab Al Khair in DHHC’s Building 33.

Abwab Al Khair pharmacy

Abwab Al Khair will also serve as the approved pharmacy for Patient Access Programs (PAP) dispensers and will be available for all charities who wish to support patients. Proceeds from the pharmacy will be donated to the Dar Al Ber fund to be distributed across Dar Al Ber Society’s charity causes.

Amer Kalantar, Director Asset Management at the DHCA, said: “Part of our strategy for DHCC is to give as many people as possible access to quality care. Our partnership with Dar Al Ber Society is an extension of that and is the result of a shared vision to give back, help those in need and contribute to creating a healthy society.”

Dar Al Ber Society

Dr Muhammad Suhail Al Muhairi, CEO and Managing Director of the Dar Al Ber Society, said: “We are happy to collaborate with DHCC to open our next Abwab Al Khair Pharmacy in Dubai’s thriving healthcare community, where we can connect with the diverse network of healthcare professionals and extend our services to a wider patient segment. We pride ourselves on playing a small role in helping those in need and contributing to making their lives better.  We want to thank the Dubai Healthcare City Authority for its support and for launching this excellent initiative.”

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

 

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