A delegation of University of Dubai students and staff recently visited cancer patients at Dubai Hospital as part of the university’s corporate social responsibility initiatives. The delegation, led by Dr. Eesa M. Bastaki, President of University of Dubai, put a smile on the faces of 30 patients from various age groups and nationalities during their interactions with them.
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Bastaki said: “The visit to Dubai Hospital was a unique experience for University of Dubai staff and students. It offered them an opportunity to understand the needs of the cancer patients and convey messages of warmth and love that cheered them up.”
Stating that CSR initiatives are part of the learning process at University of Dubai, Dr. Bastaki said the university will organise more such visits in future.
The hospital staff too expressed their satisfaction at the visit, stating that such interactions helped boost the morale of the patients and gave them new hope in their lives.