Emirates Islamic Bank contributes AED 7 million to Dubai Health Authority

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Published June 26th, 2013 - 09:56 GMT
During the event
During the event

Emirates Islamic Bank, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the region, announced today that it contributed AED 7 million to Dubai Healthcare Authority to support Rashid Hospital in purchasing computed tomography (CT scan) machines, which will be used for medical imaging procedures at the government healthcare institution. 

HE Essa Al Maidoor, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority received the AED 7 million cheque from Jamal Bin Ghalaita, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Islamic Bank, at a ceremony also attended by Faisal Aqil, Deputy CEO-Consumer Wealth Management and Abdulla Showaiter, Deputy CEO, Wholesale Banking, Emirates Islamic Bank. 

Bin Ghalaita stated: “The Government of Dubai is committed to develop the healthcare sector and deliver world class health services to the UAE population. We are delighted to support Government of Dubai Health Authorities in its strategy to upgrade and improve the private and public health services, and we are proud to be part of this noble cause.” 

“Dubai Healthcare Authority continuously leverages public private partnerships to implement a dedicated strategy that will enable Dubai to meet its future healthcare requirements, and provide the highest levels of medical care for the resident community in the Emirate,” said Al Maidoor. “On behalf of DHA, I would like to thank Emirates Islamic Bank for its contribution to Rashid Hospital, which reaffirms the bank’s commitment to support community initiatives, and play a greater role in enhancing the Emirate’s healthcare sector.” 

The donation reflects Emirates Islamic Bank’s ongoing commitment towards supporting the UAE community, and in particular to the development of the UAE healthcare industry by working alongside government hospitals. The financial aid to Rashid Hospital follows similar initiatives by Emirates Islamic Bank to healthcare institutions in the UAE in recent years, including a AED 700,000 contribution to Dubai Hospital this year, for purchasing two Ultrasound Scanners. 

Emirates Islamic Bank’s recent contribution to Rashid Hospital is also in keeping with its objective to support charitable causes via a dedicated Zakat Fund at the bank. In 2012 alone, the bank’s Zakat Fund contributed over AED10 million to various charitable causes including support for more than 2000 underprivileged families in the UAE.

Background Information

Emirates Islamic Bank

Welcome to Emirates Islamic. Launched in 2004, the bank was established to deliver the highest standards of banking services in line with the highest standards of Shari'a principles. Offering a broad range of products designed for individuals and small businesses as well as large corporations, Emirates Islamic is the right choice for those looking for excellence in managing their finances. 

Dubai Health Authority

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was created, in June 2007, by Law 13 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, with an expanded vision to include strategic oversight for the complete health sector in Dubai and enhance private sector engagement. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance is the President of the Dubai Health Authority and His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qutami is the chairman of the board of the Dubai Health Authority. 

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