Sponsored by the Minister of Health and through the Shifaa platform
Through a community and national initiative from Al Rajhi Bank and Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group, and under the generous patronage of His Excellency the Health Minister and Chairman of the Health Endowment Fund, along with coinciding with the celebration of the 91st National Day, the parties launched a community initiative to perform 91 kidney transplants for patients with renal failure at a cost of 18 million riyals. This initiative is for cases transferred from the Health Endowment Fund's Shifaa platform, according to the technical standards approved by the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation.
This humanitarian initiative activates the role of the private sector in social responsibility, and contributes to alleviating the suffering of patients with kidney failure. Moreover, to provide them with the best treatment methods and improve their quality of life, and uphold the culture and values of social solidarity.
Waleed Al Mogbel, the CEO at Al Rajhi Bank, expressed his happiness to launch this initiative on the occasion of the National Day, as highlights the attribute of loyalty to the country, its leadership and its citizens. He pointed out that Al Rajhi Bank is always keen to implement projects and initiatives that achieve the greatest benefit for the those who are most in need of help. Moreover, staying focused on sustainability and aligning with the National Strategy for social responsibility that highlights on systematic and sustainable business.
Mr. Nasser Al-Haqbani, CEO of Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group, said that the launch of this initiative at this time coincides with the celebration of the 91st National Day, during which we feel the importance of national cohesion in all its ways and forms. This comes as a foundation for positive initiatives and projects of goodness and development. He also said that this initiative draws out a national image that reflects the values of loyalty and belonging to this generous country.
Al-Haqbani clarified that Dr. Suleiman Al-Habib Medical Group considers the participation in such initiatives as a national and societal duty, one that the Group is always keen to have a prominent and positive role in. He added that the group would always like to support the charitable work process, which is given great attention to from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Highness the Crown Prince, may God preserve them. Knowing that the Kingdom has witnessed the launch of many and community initiatives with a positive impact.
For his part, Dr. Ibrahim bin Sulaiman Al-Haidari, the Executive Director of the Health Endowment Fund, said that the fund, based on its humanitarian dimension, has achieved many remarkable achievements during the past period in all health fields, including charitable treatment.
The launch of such a qualitative initiative with successful partners takes place in support of the development of sustainable health in the Kingdom which is consistent with Vision 2030 and coinciding with the 91st National Day.
Moreover, he expressed his gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group and Al Rajhi Bank for their generous support to Shifaa platform in covering 91 kidney transplant operations and to putting an end to the suffering of those patients.