The Ministry of Community Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Zulekha Hospital to provide a wide range of discounted services and treatments for Emirati senior citizens who hold a Masarrah card.
Under the MoU, the hospital is committed to offering 30% discounts on medical, laboratory, X-ray, outpatient and physiotherapy services for Masarrah Card holders, as well as a dedicated clinic that ensures comprehensive care and quick service. The MoU will also provide staff to accompany every patient, and translators for the languages of Arabic, Urdu and English.
The agreement will provide low cost treatment services and soft facilities for card holders and in addition, social responsibility programmes between the two parties will be activated to promote the values of social solidarity and mutual benefit in common areas.
The Masarrah card is a community card launched in 2016 to give Emirati citizens aged 60 and above access to a number of services and exclusive privileges.
The agreement was signed by His Excellency Naji Al-Hai, Assistant Under-Secretary for the Social Development Sector at the Ministry of Community Development, and Dr. Zulekha Daud, Founder and Chairperson of the hospital.
His Excellency Naji Al-Hai said: “The signing of this MOU stems from the Ministry’s eagerness to consolidate the concept of strategic partnerships with different sectors, serving all segments of the society and raising the level of services provided to them, especially the elderly.”
His Excellency Naji Al-Hai added: “Cooperation with our strategic partners ensures the provision of various easy and accessible services for the elderly in all regions of the country and in various sectors according to the highest quality standards.
“The Ministry of Community Development is committed to intensifying our relations and cooperation with various bodies and institutions in various fields to achieve the UAE vision 2021 through continuous and comprehensive support of Emirati families with effective initiatives that support the national agenda goals in community cohesion and integration of all segments of society.”
Dr. Zulekha Daud, Founder and Chairperson of the hospital, said: “We are pleased to cooperate with the Ministry of Community Development to provide our medical services to the elderly at reduced prices. Our goal is to provide health care at an affordable cost to those who need it.”
She added: “Zulekha Hospital is always seeking to harness its potential in cooperation with various stakeholders, especially the ministry, to serve the sectors of society in need, especially the elderly. At Zulekha Hospital we believe that this is our social responsibility, and the positive effects of this benefit everyone.”Email This Post