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The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sharjah Islamic Bank to develop a world-class dialysis centre in Sharjah.
The MoU aims to boost strategic partnership and mutual cooperation between the two entities and will help patients get excellent health services based on advanced technologies and according to the latest international practices. It also aims to meet the needs of kidney patients and improve the quality of their lives.
The MoU was inked at the headquarters of the Sharjah Islamic Bank by Dr. Yousif Mohammed Al Serkal, Director-General of the Emirates Health Services Establishment, and Mohamed Abdalla, CEO, Sharjah Islamic Bank, in the presence of a number of senior officials from both sides.
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Dr Al Serkal affirmed that signing the MoU with the Sharjah Islamic Bank comes as part of the ministry’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the community partnership with other institutions in the country, and reflects the keenness of both entities to effectively cooperate to serve people. It also supports the ministry’s plans and programs tailored to provide comprehensive and integrated healthcare services, facilitate and accelerate patients’ access to dialysis services.
He added that the new facility will help reduce the burden on patients and their families by cutting down waiting times, accommodating the increasing demand on medical services, and providing patients with different healthcare services of top-notch quality.
Stressing the importance of cooperation with Sharjah Islamic Bank, Al Serkal emphasized that the bank is one of the ministry's partners that supports its projects and programs developed to achieve sustainability and provide healthcare services as per the best international standards.
He lauded the distinguished services being provided by the ministry to dialysis patients, adding that MoHAP and for the first time in the UAE and the Middle East, launched the new automated peritoneal dialysis system, HOMECHOICE CLARIA, last year to manage patients remotely, based on the information cloud. This system enables healthcare providers to monitor and manage home hemodialysis sessions remotely.
For his part, Mohamed Abdalla, CEO, Sharjah Islamic Bank, affirmed the bank’s keenness to promote the community partnership with the ministry and support its efforts to respond to the needs of kidney patients in the UAE. “Our partnership with the ministry comes in line with the directives of the wise leadership to improve the health of the public and provide comprehensive and integrated health care based on innovative and sustainable ways that ensure community protection from diseases,” he added.
He added that the bank’s involvement in setting up a state-of-the-art dialysis facility in Sharjah comes as part of the bank’s ongoing efforts to bring the policy and approach of the Board of Directors into fruition and enhance the concept of community partnership.
The CEO of the bank extended his thanks and appreciation to the Minister of Health, and all officials and workers at the ministry for their relentless efforts to deliver a highly effective and sustainable health systems in the UAE, and give the bank the opportunity to play a pivotal role in supporting those efforts.