DHCC and Samsung Medical Centre conduct free medical check-ups at Yalla Walk Ramadan

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Published August 1st, 2011 - 09:09 GMT
One of the participant during the health check
One of the participant during the health check

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), in conjunction with Samsung Medical Center, conducted free medical check-ups for participants at the opening ceremony of Yalla Walk Ramadan, an event aimed at raising funds for charity while improving the fitness level of participants.

During the ceremony held at Zabeel Park, a team of medical experts conducted blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI tests. The event was attended by dignitaries from the participating public sector entities as well as key representatives of various health organizations.

Dr Ayesha Abdullah, Managing Director, Dubai Healthcare City, said: “We are pleased to participate in the Yalla Walk Ramadan initiative and contribute to spreading awareness on the importance of a healthy lifestyle during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The month-long initiative promotes walking as an easy way to stay fit and encourages the community to make exercise an integral part of healthy living. DHCC’s support is in line with its CSR agenda and commitment to improving the lives of people.”

Abdul Salam Al Madani, Chairman of INDEX Holding, said: “SMC-INDEX is proud to sponsor Yalla Walk Ramadan as part of our efforts to raise awareness about healthy lifestyle habits and help people keep track of their blood pressure and sugar levels. We encourage people in large numbers to participate in this humanitarian initiative that places people’s wellbeing at its core.” 

Yalla Walk Ramadan is a 30-day initiative that will kick off at the beginning of Ramadan. Besides DHCC, the event is supported by Al Maktoum Foundation and Al Fattan Properties. The event will see scores of people walking at the five participating parks including Al Safa, Al Mamzar, Al Barsha, Khawaneej and Zabeel parks. Participants can additionally benefit from free medical tests arranged at these venues. 

Background Information

Dubai Healthcare City

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) is a free zone committed to creating a health and wellness destination.  

Since its launch in 2002 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the free zone has worked towards its vision to become an internationally recognized location of choice for quality healthcare and an integrated center of excellence for clinical and wellness services, medical education and research.

Samsung Electronics Levant

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions.

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