RAKislamic partners with Thumbay University Hospital to sponsor COVID-19 tests

 and medical screening of blue collar workers

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 June 2020: In line with the strategies of the UAE Government and the World Health Organization on flattening the curve of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), RAKislamic, the Islamic Banking window of RAKBANK, is playing an active role in containing the spread of the virus by partnering with Thumbay University Hospital, in an initiative to sponsor the swab tests and medical screenings of blue collar workers based in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.

The initiative will prioritize blue collar workers who are showing evident symptoms of the virus and the COVID-19 test results will be delivered within 24 hours of the swab test. Laborers in Ras Al Khaimah are to visit the Thumbay University Hospital, Al Jerf in Ajman, while the ones in Dubai will be visiting the OPD Complex, Thumbay Hospital in Dubai.

Abdul Karim Juma, Director of RAKislamic, said: “RAKislamic is proud to sponsor the medical screening and swab tests of blue collar workers that are employed by small and medium Contracting and Construction companies based in Ras Al Khaimah and Dubai. This initiative focuses on helping companies mitigate the effects of the Pandemic, which is in line with the support and guidance offered by the Higher Sharia Authority. We believe that stopping the spread of the virus is a collective effort and the Bank aims to support the UAE government’s objective of containing the disease through increasing the number of tests and medical screening to those that can’t afford it. Working with Thumbay University Hospital has been an absolute honor, the medical industry in its entirety are the unsung heroes of this health crisis.”

Peter England, CEO at RAKBANK, Added: “RAKBANK understands the importance of everyone’s role in serving the community, and in this case, I am delighted to see blue collar workers get access to the medical attention and services they so need during this difficult time. With Thumbay University Hospital taking the lead, this initiative will contribute to contain the virus and stop it from further spreading across the country.”

Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group, said: “Right from the onset of this pandemic, Thumbay Group’s healthcare division, with its networks of academic hospitals and clinics, have been on the frontlines of response and care. We have always considered it our responsibility to help our communities stay healthy and safe, and hence, we are glad to join hands with corporate organizations, to extend our resources and facilities for the benefit of the needy. This is also in line with our commitment to actively support the efforts of the UAE government in the fight against COVID-19.” 

About RAKBANK              

RAKBANK, also known as The National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah (P.S.C), is one of the UAE’s most dynamic financial institutions. Founded in 1976, it underwent a major transformation in 2001 as it rebranded into RAKBANK and shifted its focus from purely corporate to retail and small business banking. In addition to offering a wide range of Personal Banking services, the Bank increased its lending in the traditional SME, Commercial, and Corporate segment in recent years. The Bank also offers Islamic Banking solutions, via RAKislamic, throughout its 36 branches and its Telephone and Digital Banking channels. RAKBANK is a public joint stock company headquartered in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah and listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX). For more information, please visit www.rakbank.ae or contact the Call Centre on +9714 213 0000. Alternatively,

About Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division

With its network of academic hospitals, day care hospitals and clinics spread across Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah. The Thumbay Hospitals network is the largest private academic hospital network in the region, with staff from over 25 countries speaking 50 different languages, serving patients from over 175 nationalities. With its core businesses in Medical Education, Healthcare and Research, Thumbay Group’s most recent addition to the healthcare sector of the UAE and the region has been the Thumbay Medicity in Al Jurf, Ajman, with specialized academic hospitals such as Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospital, Thumbay Dental Hospital and the largest private academic hospital in the region – the 350-bed Thumbay University Hospital, in addition to the Gulf Medical University and world-class research facilities.

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