Burjeel pledges 1,000 free cardiac surgeries
Abu Dhabi, August 26, 2014
Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi’s leading tertiary care facility, has announced its plans to carry out 1,000 cardiac surgeries for free to help the needy.
Burjeel Hospital recently completed its compassionate community initiative to provide 100 free cardiac surgeries dedicated to the memory of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The new endeavour of 1,000 free cardiac surgeries will be completed over a period of five years and will focus on the Mena region and Indian Sub-Continent for patients who are in need and cannot afford the surgery.
The initiative was performed by a dedicated medical team which consisted of six cardiologists, three cardiac surgeons, two cardiac anaesthesiologists, four cardiac or technicians, and 10 nurses.
Dr Shamsheer VP, managing director of VPS Healthcare the parent company of Burjeel Hospital, said: “The late Sheikh Zayed dedicated his life to helping others. We are proud to continue his legacy in the UAE and throughout the Middle East."
“The success of the 100 free heart surgeries initiative encouraged us to reach out and help the community further by offering another 1,000 free cardiac surgeries,” Dr Shamsheer said.
Dr Ali Obaid, director of VPS Healthcare, said: “We are happy to contribute to the society and help anyone in need of the free cardiac surgeries, thereby giving them a chance of a better and healthier life. I take this opportunity to thank our world class team of cardiac surgeons led by Dr M A Nazer and Dr Uwe Klima.”
Clancey Po, CEO of Burjeel Hospital, said: “We made sure to implement a very advanced system and process in place to identify the suitable applicants for these free surgeries in the most effective and efficient manner. We are proud to announce an additional 1,000 cases to be done free of cost for the needy patient from the Mena region and Indian Sub-Continent.”
Dr Nazer, consultant Cardio-Thoracic at Burjeel Hospital, who was part of the core team of this operation, said: “It is such an honour to be a part of this incredible journey. It took a lot of work, time and dedication to make this happen. I always dreamt of being a cardiac surgeon to operate on people who are in need, and thanks to Burjeel we are able to save lives through this initiative.” - TradeArabia News Service