More than Dh28.69 million has been given to needy patients under the Zakat Fund’s “Well-being” project since 2011, the fund’s secretary-general has said.
The Zakat Fund launched the programme for patients who find it difficult to afford medical treatment, said Mohammed Al Balushi, director of the fund’s Department of Zakat Beneficiaries, state news agency Wam reported.
The number of project beneficiaries reached 1,402 as of last year, said Mira Al Ameri, project manager of the programme.
Federal Law No 4 of 2003, issued by the late Sheikh Zayed, founder the UAE, established the Zakat Fund, which reports directly to the UAE Cabinet, to which it submits periodical reports relating to its performance, activities and achievement of its objectives.
(The National / 03 March 2015)---
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