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Aramex will handle medical supplies for patients at Mubadala Healthcare's network of facilities. Image Credit: Gulf News Archive

Dubai: Aramex has partnered with Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Healthcare to distribute door-to-door critical medical supplies to patients across the UAE.

Under the agreement, Aramex will collaborate with participating hospitals under Mubadala’s Healthcare portfolio, including Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Healthpoint and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi for next-day delivery of over-the-counter drugs, prescription-only medicines, and nutritional feed to affected patients that are recovering outside of hospital facilities.

Up to 2,000 patients across the UAE will receive the necessary medical supplies they need to recover which will help alleviate pressure on the healthcare system and ensure government-mandated physical distancing protocols are respected.

According to Anas Hijjawi, Chief Commercial Officer at Aramex said: “. It is necessary to have the operational scale and expertise to be able to handle such crucial deliveries in a safe, consistent and timely manner. Aramex has deployed highly specialized vehicles that are quality assured and temperature-controlled to deliver critical medical supplies and the fleet is equipped with the technology and protective gear to be able to carry out the deliveries with utmost safety and care.”