The Dubai branch of the Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre has pooled together funds to establish a new dialysis centre for Indian expats returning home for health reasons.
According to the organisation, a sizable number of expats living in the UAE are forced to return to Kerala after contracting diabetes and kidney disease, but experience difficulties paying for treatment.
Emirates Business reports that the centre will be capable of providing free dialysis treatment for up to 27 patients per day.
"The KMCC, the largest Indian expatriate community association in the UAE, has received support from its members and well-wishers to finance the charity project back home and needs their continued backing to meet the day-to-day expenses," said the group’s general secretary Ibrahim Ilayettil.
For those concerned about the costs of treatment while living abroad, taking out an expat medical insurance policy may provide peace of mind, particularly in countries such as the UAE, where access to public healthcare is limited.
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