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Tributes pour in from UAE health-care sector for Sheikh Khalifa

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Posted on 13-05-2022

Sheikh Khalifa’s inspiration, his able and wise leadership come in for wholesome praise

Dubai: Heartfelt tributes poured in from the health-care community in the UAE on the passing of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan today.

Dr Farida Al Hosani, Executive Director of Infectious Diseases and Official Spokesperson for the UAE Health Sector:

“With heavy hearts, we express our sincere condolences to the United Arab Emirates on the passing of our great leader, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may he Rest In Peace. We pray that God grants us all patience during this difficult time. May 13, 2022, marks a sad day in the history of our nation. We have lost a leader who made a significant and positive impact on the UAE. Through his distinguished leadership, we witnessed security, stability, and world-class growth and development, following in his late father's footsteps, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. May they both Rest In Peace. Our sincere condolences to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and to the esteemed royal family of the UAE.”

Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General, Dubai Health Authority:

“Our country has lost one of the greatest, wisest and generous leader, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may Allah have mercy on him. HH Sheikh Khalifa was a true visionary that led the UAE to become one of the most prosperous nations in the world. HH Sheikh Khalifa, May Allah have mercy on him, will remain immortal through his deeds, achievements and virtues, in the memory of the nation, history, and in the heart of his people who loved him and stood behind him. May Allah have mercy on our leader and may his soul Rest in Peace."

Dr Azad Moopen, Indian expatriate, founder chairman and managing director, Aster DM Healthcare:

“We are deeply saddened by the demise of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He was a visionary leader who led the UAE to being among the most prosperous countries in the region. Sheikh Khalifa was a people’s person and his love for the people of his country, both citizens and expatriates, has been legendary. He was silently instrumental in creating an atmosphere of peace and harmony among the multiple nationalities living here. Our deepest condolences to the members of the Royal Family and the Supreme Council. His teachings will be an inspiration for generations to come and he will continue to be our guiding light. May God bless his soul.”

Michael Brenden Davis, American expatriate, CEO, NMC Healthcare:

“As this great nation mourns, allow me to present my deep and sincere condolences and sympathy on the death of the beloved President of UAE. He was not only a distinguished leader, but a also a wise, compassionate human being. In these times, that have been critical for the world, Sheikh Khalifa overcame challenging obstacles and chose the path towards amicable bilateral, regional and international relationships. May his teachings last until eternity.”

Dr Jamil Ahmed, Indian expatriate, founder, managing director, Prime Health Care Group:

“The nation has been plunged deep in grief at the demise of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Under his benevolent rule, the UAE made rapid strides in all fields of business, gained eminence in pursuit of excellence in the field of space, technology, education and health care. The entire nation mourns this loss. May the next generation of UAE’s capable leaders take on the baton and work towards forwarding his legacy and giving shape to his vision and dreams. My deepest condolences to the members of the Abu Dhabi Royal Family, the members of the Supreme Council and all the residents of this great nation.”

Dr Thumbay Moideen, Indian expatriate, founder, president, Thumbay Group:

“The world has lost an exceptionally wise and respected leader in the demise of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He will be missed and always remembered for the efforts he made towards establishing stability and peace in the Middle East. I offer my sincere condolences to the Government of the UAE on this mournful day. May Allah grant him the highest rank in Jannah.”

Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, Indian expatriate, chairman and managing director of VPS Health Care:

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. His death is a great loss to the nation. The people of the UAE will fondly remember his immense contributions forever.”

Dr Raza Siddiqui, Indian expatriate, executive director of RAK Hospital and Group CEO of Arabian Healthcare Group:

“I am deeply aggrieved to hear about the death of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It is a great loss to the nation. He was an inspiration and under his able and wise leadership, the UAE has progressed tremendously. He will always be remembered for his commitment and great governance as he also kept his father, the late Sheikh Zayed’s legacy alive while laying the path for the nation’s sustainable development.”

“The UAE is deeply saddened on the demise of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The lightning speed progress this nation has witnessed over the last few years years reflects his strategic decision-making capabilities as a leader of the nation. Reforms across public and private sectors operations and his keen interest on developing the local talents with education, infrastructure, foreign investments and overall socio-economic progress command our admiration. This has placed the UAE in a prominent position on the globe today. The prosperous legacy he leaves behind will guide and serve the promising generations to come.”

"The nation has lost a visionary leader whose legacy will be remembered for generations to come. On behalf of PHRMAG, we extend our deepest condolences to the UAE’s leadership and its people on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. His efforts to accelerate the country’s progress has set new benchmarks across everything – from healthcare and wellbeing to education and economic prosperity. Indeed, his work has undoubtedly laid the foundation for the UAE’s brighter future."

Mohamed Ezz Eldin, Chairman of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association Gulf (PHRMAG) President and Head of Gulf Cluster, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, said: "The nation has lost a visionary leader whose legacy will be remembered for generations to come. On behalf of PHRMAG, we extend our deepest condolences to the UAE’s leadership and its people on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. His efforts to accelerate the country’s progress has set new benchmarks across everything – from healthcare and wellbeing to education and economic prosperity. Indeed, his work has undoubtedly laid the foundation for the UAE’s brighter future."