Seha, Zakat Fund sign deal to help needy
Abu Dhabi, August 7, 2012
The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with state-run charity foundation Zakat Fund towards providing healthcare for those in need of help.
"We seek through this community partnership to open new ways to deliver our multiple services in the area of charity and social work provided by the Zakat Fund to all incapable segments of the community,” said Abdullah bin Aqeeda Al Muhairi, secretary-general of the Zakat Fund.
“Via our collaboration with Seha, we endeavor to create a new ray of hope for a segment of our community burdened between the millstones of poverty and disease. We also aim through this memorandum of understanding to provide not only diagnostic and therapeutic services, but to take advantage of Seha's buying power and cooperate in the purchase of medicines and medical equipment for the people belonging to the Zakat Fund.
“Seha good prices and discounts, because of its size and we will have access to these via their periodically updated pricing lists,” he added.
He pointed out that the cooperation between the two parties is a forward step to improve communications with the other health entities, such as Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and the National Company for Health Insurance (Daman) to provide health insurance benefits for some groups under the banner of the Zakat Fund.
Al Muhairi assured that the patients referred by the Zakat Fund to Seha's health facilities, would receive every attention and care from the efficient and experienced medical teams of Seha.
Saif Bader Al Qubaisi, chairman and managing director of Seha, said: “The Zakat Fund helps to alleviate some of the concerns and burdens of those who are in need, especially the poor and needy patients with low income who are in desperate need of help and aid.”
As per the MoU, Zakat Fund will be responsible for referring the patients to the concerned sections at the facilities of Seha.
The fund shall bear the costs of treatment provided to the referred patients according to the list of prices and discounts agreed upon between the two sides and according to the adopted policy of the Fund regarding the value and amount of assistance for each class, Al Qubaisi said.
Seha’s responsibilities under the MoU are to provide the Zakat Fund with a list of the patients’ affairs at each location and the methods communication with them.
Seha will provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to the patients referred by the fund, prepare and send invoices of the patients to the fund, as well providing free services such as equipment, medicines, and medical disposables. – TradeArabia News Service
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