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Dubai Municipality drive urges public to donate unused drugs to needy

(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) Medicines will be collected through pharmacy of Dubai Municipality clinictill July 17 from 8am to 12noon

The Dubai Municipality is giving a chance for the public to donate unused medicines for poor workers during the holy month of Ramadan.

The clinic and medical services section of public health services section at Dubai Municipality has launched a humanitarian initiative called ‘A Dose of Medicine … A Dose of Hope’ for needy people of the society the civic body announced on Saturday.

Zubaida Mohammed Sharif Gayathi head of Clinic and Medical Services said in a press release: “This initiative aims to collect a large amount of unused medicine from the public and distribute it for needy patients and charity organisations.

“This campaign has a positive impact on society in terms of its environmental charity and humanitarian aspects. It also contributes in instilling the culture of social solidarity in people especially in Ramadan” she said.

“The initiative gives great hope for basic workers who have low income and thus are unable to incur the cost of medicine in most cases. The donation of medicine is being collected through the pharmacy of Dubai Municipality clinic till July 17 from 8am to 12noon” she explained.

The civic body urged the public to actively participate in this charity drive to help its benefits reach the maximum number of people through Ramadan Camp in labour accommodations in Muhaisina 2 and Hor Al Anz where around 5000 workers are given necessary medical checkups and basic treatment every day.

Dr Munir Ahmed general practitioner at DM Clinic said: “This campaign comes within the activities of ‘Sehat Sa-em’ programme for the workers for the third consecutive year which is organised by the Dubai Municipality Clinic in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing on the sidelines of 13th Dubai Ramadan Forum.” “The public should take into account some precautions when donating the medicine” he said.

“The package should be in good condition with clear expiry date and the medicine should have been kept in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight. Opened bottles and medicines that should be kept in refrigerators will not be accepted” he said.

Earlier this year municipality employees donated 14 cartons of medicines to the UAE Red Crescent Authority’s Dubai chapter in a similar medicine donation campaign organized by Tattawwu team the voluntary group of municipality employees.

Speaking at that function the director of Dubai RCA Mohammed Abdulla Al-Zarooni said more organisations should come to the fore with such initiatives given the rise in medicine prices.

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