Press release for ERC visit 11th November 2015
Islamabad, November 11,2015: Today, A high profile delegation from Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), Abu Dhabi, visited The Diabetes Centre (TDC) clinic and hospital project at Toll Plaza – Islamabad-Muree Expressway. They interviewed the team and patients attending clinic and reassured TDC management of their assistance in building a state-of-the-art diabetes centre.
The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) UAE and The Diabetes Centre, Inc. (TDC), a non-profit social enterprise in Pakistan, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) last year for establishing a diabetes centre to provide healthcare services to low-income and poor patients on welfare basis.
CEO of TDC, Mr. Naveed Hameed said that the proposed centre would serve large segments of the Pakistani community, given the high prevalence of diabetes in Pakistan. He added that it would also heighten public awareness about the disease.
The Diabetes Centre, once fully operational, will provide international standard care for Diabetes under one roof. The hospital has all diabetes related facilities, including Eye care, Foot Care, Cardiac Care, and Kidney Care. Hospital construction is in its final stages and TDC team expects to make it operational by end of 2016.
The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) team, visited the under construction hospital and operational clinic facility. The delegates showed their satisfaction over the outcomes of this pilot clinic where thousands of patients are benefiting from its excellent services.
Expressing his feelings, Mr. Hamad Abdalla Al Ali, Country Director, Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) Pakistan said “ We are very much satisfied with the program and plans of TDC and extend our utmost cooperation in completing this project. UAE always considers people of Pakistan as brothers and we have a track record of supporting philanthropic causes all over the world .”
Chairman TDC , Dr. Asjad Hamid said, “we are thankful for the outstanding support by ERC in establishment of TDC main hospital and also to Overseas Pakistanis, especially those living in UAE and UK, who have contributed to build this medical facility.”