Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has extended financial help to cover the medical bill of a British woman injured in a horse riding accident in the emirate.
Sheikh Mohammed has come to the aid of 24-year old Rebecca Chisholm, who is undergoing medical treatment at Rashid Hospital after suffering serious injuries in the accident.
Chisholm has so far undergone two surgeries to stem the bleeding and relieve the pressure in her brain.
The Dubai ruler has directed authorities to take care of the young lady, after being informed about her family’s inability to cover the medical bill.
Chisholm began to regain consciousness on May 12 but is still not out of danger and faces a prolonged recovery, a statement said.
The family of the 24-year old schoolteacher expressed their gratitude to Sheikh Mohammed for covering Rebecca Chisholm’s medical bill.
They said this gesture reflects the fact that the UAE’s leadership takes care of visitors to the country, adding that it goes beyond mere financial support as it has "truly touched their hearts".
It is not the first time that Sheikh Mohammed has made this kind of gesture.
In November last year, he extended financial help to a Russian tourist whose mother died during a family holiday in the emirate.
Sheikh Mohammed arranged for all expenses incurred by Anastasia Popova to be covered including the treatment of her mother in a private hospital in Dubai as well as the cost of transporting her body back to her homeland and flight tickets for the family’s travel back to Russia.
The CEO of Rashid Hospital, Dr Fahad Ba Saleeb, also expressed his gratitude to Sheikh Mohammed for his humanitarian gesture.For all the latest health tips & news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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