Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) has signed a cooperation agreement with the University Dental Hospital Sharjah (UDHS) to offer financing packages to patients, making it possible to pay treatment fees to the UDHS in convenient installments.
The signing ceremony was attended by HE Mohammed Abdullah, CEO of Sharjah Islamic Bank and HE Dr Sami Mahmoud, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah, who signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations in presence of a number of senior officials from both sides.
Speaking on the occasion, HE Mohammed Abdullah, CEO of Sharjah Islamic Bank, said, "It is the second agreement of its kind in a week with a leading educational and healthcare provider, following the recent agreement with the University Hospital Sharjah. Signing this agreement with the University Dental Hospital Sharjah acts in support of educational and healthcare efforts, alike, and is in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, who pays special interest to both sectors. The agreement is, also, consistent with the bank's eagerness to perform its national role and social responsibility in the Emirate, as part of a long term plan to cooperate with government and semi-government institutions in the emirate of Sharjah. We are moving ahead at a rapid pace to carry out this strategic plan".
"The spirit of Islamic banking which has been our inspiration since the inception of the bank spurs us to exert ever greater efforts in serving the nation and community through steps such as this agreement. The bank's board headed by HH Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah stresses the importance of such initiatives. As a bank that represents the Islamic bank's ethical and humanitarian values and principles, which aims at establishing active community participation and social development in all sectors, the Sharjah Islamic Bank has reached a new height in its cooperation with various leading institutions by signing this strategic agreement with the UDHS," he added.
Abdullah clarified, "As per the agreement, financing for treatment services at the University Dental Hospital will be available at a competitive rate to all UAE nationals and residents who are working in government and semi-government sectors or in companies approved by the bank. Clients who need to get finance from the bank are required to present a quotation letter from the hospital to the bank, indicating the details of treatment fees in need of financing."
Dr Sami Mahmoud, Chancellor of University of Sharjah, said: "The University Dental Hospital Sharjah (UDHS) is the first and largest dental hospital in the UAE, the Gulf and the region. This hospital is linked to the Faculty of Dentistry, and is built according to the latest international standards where the 114 dental clinics are equipped with the latest modern medical technology that is unrivaled by any other dentistry hospital in the world.