Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed yesterday morning memorandum of understanding with Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCHE) for joint cooperation to launch charity and humanitarian projects and initiatives, and to coordinate between the parties to establish scenario for receipt of donations in kind from DHA, and to provide treatment services to insolvent patients according to the rules and procedures applied in this field.
The memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will enhance the process of joint work between the parties includes continuous coordination for organization of cultural and awareness activities, organization of charity programs and seasonal campaigns related to humanitarian charity work.
The MOU was signed in the headquarters of DHA by H.E. Humaid Mohammed Al Qutami, Director -General of DHA, and Ibrahim Bumelha, Advisor to H.H. Ruler of Dubai for Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs, Deputy Chairman of the board of Trustees of MBRCHE, in presence of number of managers and officials of the parties.
His Highness praised the real and fruitful collaboration between DHA and MBRCHE through "Nabadat" Initiative for treatment of children heart deformations, organized under the auspices of Mohamed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum Global Initiatives which has been able since its inception in October 2007 to date to launch 22 internal campaigns and 9 external campaigns of which more than 1000 children of different nationalities benefited through the open- heart and treatment catheterization operations, including 350 citizen children and 659 non-citizen children, in addition to diagnosis of more than 5000 children inside and outside the State.
His Highness welcomed expansion of the scope and fields of collaboration between both sides, through this MOU, to provide opportunity to the largest possible number of patients to receive treatment and to unify and effectuate the joint efforts for achievement of the humanitarian purposes and goals sought by the parties.
On his part, Advisor Ibrahim Bumelha said that the establishment, in line with directions of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashed Al Maktoum, was keen on effective participation and contribution in the important issues concerned with health of community and its members, so MBRCHE signed MOU with DHA to help the patients who can't pay the treatment costs, in addition to cooperation in the various fields of health.
Protocols of signature of MOU included honoring of the medical team that participated in the free campaign of "Nabadat" Campaign that closed its works last week in Mumbai, India. The campaign managed to carry out 134 open- heart and treatment catheterization operations for children aged one month to 14 years in Raheja and Mulund Hospitals in Mumbai, India.