Dubai: Emirates Islamic Bank donated Dh3 million to Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) Mousaadah (assistance) Committee.

The funds will be used to set up a mammography unit in Hatta Hospital and provide the DHA’s rehabilitation centre with the latest physiotherapy machine that helps stroke patients regain their ability to walk.

Humaid Mohammad Obaid Al Qutami, chairman of the board of the DHA, said: “This contribution will help us install the latest medical equipment which will lead to better patient outcomes. Over the years, Emirates Islamic has contributed to several of the Mousaadah committee’s initiatives and has helped fund treatment for those with financial constraints. We are thankful to them for their support and contribution.”

Abdullah Showaiter, Deputy CEO — Islamic Banking Corporate and Investment, Emirates Islamic Bank, said: “Emirates Islamic is proud to support DHA in their endeavour to provide state-of-the-art health-care facilities in the emirate. This contribution emphasises our long-term commitment to help develop the UAE health-care sector and all other public utility sectors and we are honoured to be part of this noble cause to support the community in the UAE.”

Awatif Al Harmoody, GM -Operational Quality & Processes, Emirates Islamic Bank, said: “Emirates Islamic is committed towards supporting the community, and, in particular, the development of the health-care sector, by working alongside prominent health-care authorities in the UAE. The financial aid to DHA follows similar initiatives by the bank to health-care institutions in the UAE in recent years. This is in keeping with our objective to support charitable causes via a dedicated Zakat Fund.”

Elaborating on the allocation of funds, Salim Bin Lahej, Director of the Mousaadah committee, said: “Of the Dh3 million, Dh1.65 million will be used to set up a mammography unit in Hatta hospital and Dh1.35 million will be used to procure the physiotherapy machine.”

Bin Lahej added the physiotherapy machine known as GEO system robotic gait trainer, is a state-of-the-art machine to help stroke patients regain mobility. It provides them with a visual scenario and offers the possibility of augmented reality which further enhances each therapy session.