Project aims to provide free health insurance cover of up to AED150k to more than 100 people with financial constraints
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched the Year of Zayed Insurance Card project in collaboration with private sector insurers.
The project aims to provide free health insurance cover to more than 100 people with financial constraints, it said in a statement.
It added that the Year of Zayed Insurance card will cover a maximum sum of AED150,000 per person insured.
Humaid Al Qutami, director general of the DHA announced the initiative at a ceremony to celebrate the Year of Zayed which marks 100 years since the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE.
Al Qutami said: “The Year of Zayed has helped us reinforce all the values ??and principles embodied by Sheikh Zayed. Our founding father was known regionally and globally for his humanity, generosity and charity... DHA aims to continue the legacy of our founding father.”
Khalid Al Jallaf, chairman of the Year of Zayed team at the DHA, said as part of the Year of Zayed initiatives, more than 200 children with congenital heart abnormalities received free surgery through the Nabadat programme.
Nabadat, which means heartbeat in Arabic, is a programme launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment (MBRCHE) in collaboration with DHA to alleviate the suffering of impoverished children with congenital heart disease (CHD).