Al Jalila Foundation, one of the organizations under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced that it has received a donation of 30 million dirhams from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, in support of the establishment of the Hamdan bin Rashid Charitable Hospital for Cancer Patients, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, last April, in memory of the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to provide free medical and treatment care to cancer patients who are unable in the UAE, as the first charitable hospital of its kind at the level of The United Arab Emirates specializes in providing medical and curative care for cancer patients from needy families.
The donation is part of a group of generous donations from charities, governmental and non-governmental institutions, businesses and companies in the UAE. In less than four months, Al Jalila Foundation was able to collect donations of 330 million dirhams, approaching the target amount of 750 million dirhams; In order to support the establishment of the hospital.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Al Jalila Foundation, valued the willingness of donors from businessmen, the business community, government and private institutions, and community and humanitarian work bodies in the country to donate to the hospital.
His Highness said that the race to do charity translates the authentic human values of the UAE society in giving and human cohesion, and the active contribution to supporting the humanitarian initiatives launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. A better future for all.”
His Highness pointed out that health is the cornerstone of the sustainability and economic development of any country, and from this point of view, Al Jalila Foundation seeks to build medical capabilities to strengthen the health system in the United Arab Emirates, expressing his gratitude to Dubai Electricity and Water Authority for its generous donation, and to all institutions that cooperate In order to provide excellent health care to all segments of society.
In turn, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, said: “The work of DEWA is not limited to providing an advanced and integrated infrastructure for electricity and water in accordance with the highest standards of reliability and efficiency, but also seeks to be a real contributor to the development of the medical infrastructure in the country. Enhancing the efficiency of the health system and the ability to respond to emergencies and changes.
For her part, Member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Jalila Foundation, Dr. Raja Easa Al Gurg, said that “Al Jalila Foundation is working with its partners and donors to provide innovative programs in the treatment, education and research sectors, to support the National Health Action Program in the UAE, in order to reach a health care system.” world class health.
For his part, CEO of Al Jalila Foundation, Dr. Abdulkarim Sultan Al Olama, said: “The support of donors is an integral part of our success in developing Hamdan Bin Rashid Charitable Hospital for Cancer Patients, and we are grateful to Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, with whom we have a long-term partnership, for their commitment to helping us.” In order to achieve our vision, to support cancer patients and their families.”
The hospital, which bears the name of the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and will be built on an area of 50,000 square meters, will include 250 beds, distinguished expertise and advanced medical technologies to provide comprehensive care services for cancer patients that include prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care services. Medical, outpatient, ambulatory and diagnostic services, in addition to inpatient services and surgeries. The hospital will be built in two phases; The first phase is expected to open by the end of 2023, with a capacity of 150 beds and a capacity to treat 30,000 patients annually.
• «The hospital contributes to developing the medical infrastructure in the country and enhancing the efficiency of the health system».
• «The hospital is being implemented on an area of 50 thousand square meters, and the first phase of it serves 30 thousand patients annually».