Sharjah, UAE, 14 December, 2017:
Zulekha Healthcare Group and Air Arabia have joined hands, alongside Sharjah Tourism Authority to fund an all-expenses paid holiday to the UAE for two children and their families from India. The two children, Chirag Sadan and Prathik Khushal Thakre, aged 17 and 16, both courageous cancer survivors who have undergone successful treatment at Alexis Multispeciality Hospital, Zulekha Healthcare Group’s hospital in Nagpur, India arrived in Sharjah and were received by the Sharjah Tourism Authority representatives early this week. Both children are now recovering and are feeling fit.
The trip is part of the Group’s ‘Realize Your Dreams’ campaign to provide positive experiences and build memories for those who have been through traumatic and life threatening situations. The children have been gifted a complete holiday package for themselves and their respective fathers to the UAE that includes visiting some of the country’s most iconic landmarks such as the Sharjah Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Noor Island, Sharjah Aquarium, the Cultural Museums and Sharjah Art Foundation, the desserts surrounding the emirate and Global Village.
As a part of the trip, the families met with His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, Dr. Zulekha Daud, Founder and Chairperson, Mr. Taher Shams, Managing Director, Mrs. Zanubia Shams, Co-Chairperson of Zulekha Healthcare Group and Mrs. Shalini Rajan, Head of Sales, Air Arabia.
“As soon as we heard of the initiative, we felt it is an absolute honour to meet with these courageous children who have experienced trauma in their lives. Through this excellent initiative, the children are able to take away precious memories with their family which they will be able to treasure forever – we are delighted to be able to host them in Sharjah showing them the rich cultural heritage of the Emirate and its developments, We wish them good luck” commented. Al Midfa.
Meeting all their hosting teams, Chirag says, “We have realized our dream of coming this far and exploring new places, meeting new people and understand the culture, languages and diversity in this place. I can’t stop clicking these beautiful memories”.
Smiling, Prathik adds, “My friends, family and all of us are grateful to everyone and our Dr. Amol Dhongre at Alexis. It is exciting to receive so much respect and many gifts we take back along with fond memories to our families. The treatment and this experience changed our perspective of life”.
Managing Director Taher Shams added: “We are thrilled to be able to organise this wonderful experience for the children who have been treated at our Alexis Multispeciality Hospital facility in India. The trip is a celebration of their recovery from cancer and we hope that it will become a lasting and cherished memory for them in the future. The children’s recovery is a testament to the dedicated doctors and nurses based in our Nagpur facility, and we’re looking forward to celebrating many more success stories in the years to come. ”
Mrs. Rajan from Air Arabia says, “We have been supporting such humanitarian initiatives where we are successfully adding a sparkle to some precious lives. It is heartening to see the enthusiasm and excitement of the children as they look forward to the entire experience with us. Partnering with Alexis and Zulekha Hospital teams we commit to fulfill the dreams of these children by gifting them this lifetime experience.”Zulekha Healthcare Group acknowledges the extensive support of Air Arabia, Sharjah media and Sharjah Tourism Authority in organizing and making the tour a memorable one for the survivors.
Alexis Hospital is an offering and initiative of the Zulekha Healthcare Group, UAE to help serve the entire Central India community by providing the highest quality of medical care across various disciplines. The Hospital has a team of renowned specialists and medical personnel supported by latest cutting-edge technology offering all-round care and comfort. This state-of-the-art distinctive 200 bedded set up offers end-to-end multispecialty services in the areas of Comprehensive Oncology Care & Radiotherapy, Cardiac Sciences, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Critical Care, Minimal Invasive Surgery, Urology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynaecology, Paediatrics & Neonatology, Critical Care (CCU, ICU, NICU, SICU) & Internal Medicine, Joint Replacement & Arthroscopy, Trauma Services, Interventional Radiology & Preventive Medicines