Etisalat launches medical initiative for Ramadan
Etisalat and Al Ihsan Charity Society will donate unused medicines to people in need
UAE telecom Etisalat has partnered with Al Ihsan Charity Society to unveil its ‘Medicine Box' initiative where it will donate unused medicines to people in need during Ramadan.
Etisalat has distributed specifically designed pouches among its employees to collect unused medicines to place in the customised Eticare boxes placed across 12 Etisalat offices in the UAE.
However there are conditions, these include that the medication must not have expired and should be valid for at least six months, and syrups and ointments donated must not be open and do not require to be refrigerated.
The donated medicines will go towards supporting Al Ihsan Medical Complex, one of the main projects being managed by Al Ihsan Charitable Society in Ajman. This is a charitable pharmacy that donates free unused medicines to people in need.
Dr Ahmed Bin Ali, senior vice president, Etisalat Corporate Communication said: "Etisalat is proud to announce a first of a kind ‘Medicine Drop Box Initiative' this year during the holy month of Ramadan in collaboration with Al Ihsan Charity in Ajman.
"Our CSR team worked on this project very closely with the charity as we realised that there are millions of people worldwide who do not have access to basic medication and facilities. In UAE, our employees would be pleased to contribute to this worthy initiative especially that all of us have a lot of unused medicines that just go to waste most of the time."
Dr Haki E Abraheem, Executive Director, Al Ihsan Medical Complex said: "Al Ihsan Medical Complex is considered as one of the main projects of Al Ihsan Charitable Society in Ajman, the first charitable medical complex in UAE. It provides free health care to more than 3000 poor and low income families. The sustainability of this project comes from the support provided by its strategic partners, including Etisalat."