“He who has health has hope. And he who has hope, has everything” - Thomas Carlyle.
Our commitment to wellness goes beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics and into the communities around us. Community Health is our principal capital asset. With awareness initiatives for prevention, it is our vision to achieve a sustainable community welfare model. Today, it is this drive that has earned VPS Healthcare the status of a socially responsible organization in the larger healthcare sphere. We believe that with this contagiously healthy attitude to public healthcare, we will never lose sight of our end goal of creating a healthy tomorrow, always moving forward, always in pursuit of higher benchmarks.
As a silent tribute to the Late H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil initiated the first ever global initiative of '1000 Free Heart Surgeries' for the underprivileged across the World. Since then, economically challenged patients from many countries across the Middle-East, Indian Sub-continent and North Africa have had successful surgeries as part of the initiative.
The initiative was successfully completed in 2014, and subsequently increased to '1000 Free Heart Surgeries'. As part of the initiative, 30 Kids from Iraq and 5 kids from Ethiopia recently underwent successful surgeries in India. The number of beneficiaries of the initiative currently stands at 135 and counting.
VPS Healthcare launched the Breast Cancer Screening initiative in 2008 to spread awareness about Breast Cancer. The organization acquired a Mobile Mammography Unit - thereby becoming the first private healthcare service provider in the UAE to do so – and has since screened over 5000 women across the United Arab Emirates.
The campaign achieved great heights in 2014, when VPS Healthcare – under the guidance of Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil – set the Guinness World Record for the 'Largest Simultaneous Self-Breast Examination'.
In addition to this, numerous campaigns have and are being implemented as part of this initiative and a number of leading corporates have also come forward to join hands with VPS Healthcare.
Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Managing Director, VPS Healthcare donated 2.50 Million Indian Rupees to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for the Jammu and Kashmir flood victims in India.
With sincere concern and hopes, Dr. Shamsheer extended helping hands and presented the cheque to His Excellency Mr. T.P.Seetharam, the Ambassador of India to the UAE.
As a token of commitment to help the people of Syria, the Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, donated AED 200,000 to the UAE Red Crescent Authority.
Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Dr. Shajir Gaffar, and Dr. Samih Tarabichi, handed over the cheque to the UAE Red Crescent Authority at their office in Abu Dhabi. The donation was part of VPS Healthcare's never-ending commitment towards the CSR initiatives.
VPS Healthcare extended support to the kin of the victims of the tragic Mangalore plane crash of May 2010.
As part of this initiative, VPS Healthcare offered jobs and educational assistance to the families of the victims. Many of the people that were offered jobs at our organization, continue to work with us even today.