Islamabad: The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has offered a grant of Dh277,000 to The Diabetes Centre (TDC) in Pakistani capital Islamabad, as part of the commitment by the UAE and its charitable and humanitarian organisations to support such vital health care projects to continue provide its services to patients.

Hamad Obaid Al Za’abi, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, presented the cheque to the director and members of the board of TDC during a meeting at the embassy.

While discussing prospects for joint cooperation and sharing of expertise between health facilities in both countries, Al Za’abi said the UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme (PAP) focuses on supporting the health sector.

“The UAE leadership pays proper attention to the health sector in Pakistan, which impacts daily lives and prosperity of people and the future of generations,”’ he stated.

He said that investment in this sector is of high importance, especially in building capacity and training of human resources.

In April, the UAE ambassador and former Pakistani prime minister opened TDC, which provides medical treatment for diabetic patients.

The centre, the first of its kind in Islamabad, was established with the generous support of the ERC.