Delegation of Municipality of Abu Dhabi city visits elderly at Khalifa Medical City

Abu Dhabi: A delegation from the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City visited the elderly patients at Khalifa Medical City Hospital, in the context of the Community Ambassadors initiative launched by the Community Services Division at the civic body.

The visit was aimed at promoting the social solidarity, fostering the confidence and interaction with all community segments, and soothing the pains and sufferings of the sick.

The initiative, which is synchronized with the holy month of Ramadan, comes as part of the initiatives launched by the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, and manifests its keen attention to perpetuate the values of communication, compassion and promoting the social solidarity.

The itinerary of the delegation included visiting the elderly patients to console ‘&’ show sympathy with them, giving them the moral support they need, and cheering them up, especially as some of them are missing their relatives during this holy month. Visitors also presented some gifts and well wishes of speedy recovery to patients, and the gesture fostered an elated atmosphere. Patients reciprocated by paying tribute to the Municipality’s initiative, adding that the visit brought to a psychological and social relief to them as well as their loved ones.

Dr Badria Al Dhahri, Director of Community Services, said that visiting patients is a religious and ethical duty, and stressed the Municipality’s keenness on staging humanitarian initiatives.