As part of Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) new initiative, Nabadat, a new lease of life is being given to more than 100 Indian children who are suffering with heart conditions.
A seven-day workshop began in Mumbai, India on 7 July as part of the initiative and so far the team has successfully performed 51 procedures, including some open-heart surgeries, at two hospitals in Mumbai.
Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA, said, "The Nabadat initiative is one of the many humanitarian initiatives undertaken by the UAE globally. It reflects the values of our Founding Father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and those of our wise leadership. Children are the future and this initiative helps provide them with an opportunity to lead a normal healthy life."
Al Qutami added that the success of this initiative reflects the medical capabilities of the Emirate.
Nabadat, which means heartbeat in Arabic, is an initiative launched by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment, MBRCHE, in collaboration with the DHA. It provides free medical assistance, surgery and post-surgical care to children whose parents cannot afford to pay for the treatment of congenital heart diseases.