Medicine at Home; Aramex and Mubadala unite to supply medicines in UAE

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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UAE-based logistics support firm Aramex has joined hands with Mubadala Healthcare, a unit of Mubadala Investments to provide door to door critical medical supplies to recovering patients across UAE.

Through the collaboration, Aramex intends to reach at least 2,000 patients in the times of the pandemic. Aramex will work with hospitals under Mubadala Healthcare’s portfolio including Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Healthpoint and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in an initiative that can lift the pressure off the region’s hospitals while ensuring that social distancing protocols are followed.

Over-the-counter drugs, prescription-only medicines, and nutritional feed will reach the patients through a next day delivery system.

Commenting on the partnership, Anas Hijjawi, Chief Commercial Officer at Aramex said: “We are honored to be supporting the health authorities and Mubadala in our united fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). It is necessary to have the operational scale and expertise to be able to handle such crucial deliveries in a safe, consistent and timely manner. Aramex has deployed highly specialized vehicles that are quality assured and temperature-controlled to deliver critical medical supplies and the fleet is equipped with the technology and protective gear to be able to carry out the deliveries with utmost safety and care.

We would like to thank the Aramex team and other front liners for their unwavering dedication and commitment during these stressful times and wish all those who have been impacted a speedy recovery.”

Hasan Jasem Al Nowais, Senior Vice President at Mubadala Healthcare, said: “We are pleased to join forces with Aramex to deliver medications to patients’ doorsteps. This collaboration expands our efforts that aim to reinforce the COVID-19 response through innovative solutions and services.

As part of Mubadala’s #WeAreDedicated initiative, Mubadala Healthcare facilities are always looking for opportunities to ramp up their services to the community by making impactful partnerships with local entities and authorities to protect the safety of everyone and provide the highest standards of patient and caregiver care.”