Work­ers turn chief guests at open­ing of clinic they built

Khaleej Times - - NATION - Saman Haziq [email protected]­j­times.com

dubai — Two blue-col­lared work­ers were taken aback when they were asked to in­au­gu­rate a new health­care clinic in Dubai.

Madhu Ra­jput, a plumber and elec­tri­cian, and Sreekhan­dan, a foreman, who put their sweat and blood work­ing hard in build­ing the clinic were sur­prised when the man­age­ment in­vited the duo to be the chief guests and in­au­gu­rate the clinic.

The duo, along with sev­eral other work­ers, had been work­ing hard for over one month to com­plete the in­te­rior works of the new Right Health Clinic and Phar­macy at the Dubai In­vest­ment Park (DIP). The fa­cil­ity, backed by Foun­da­tion Hold­ings, seeks to cater to the needs of work­ers liv­ing in more than 200 labour ac­com­mo­da­tions in the DIP.

Ra­jput and Sreekhan­dan cut the rib­bons and en­joyed the at­ten­tion they re­ceived. They noted that this was an hon­our, the first one in their many years of liv­ing in Dubai. They re­flected that they no longer need to travel to dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions for health­care as this clinic will al­low them to man­age their health in an ef­fi­cient man­ner.

Shar­ing his emo­tions shyly, Madhu Ra­jput told Khaleej Times: “I am so pleased at what this clinic brings to our com­mu­nity at the DIP. They are work­ing to im­prove

I have lived here for 10 years and it’s so spe­cial to be a part of some­thing you helped to build. It feels nice to be given the op­por­tu­nity to in­au­gu­rate it.”

Sreekhan­dan, foreman

our health and well­be­ing and I will surely bring my friends and tell them about this. I was ex­cited when I was asked to do this. It felt spe­cial to cut the rib­bon and have my photo taken like I was a celebrity. Even my fam­ily back home in In­dia was proud and happy that I in­au­gu­rated the clinic.”

Sreekhan­dan added: “I want to see the clinic do well be­cause it will help our neigh­bour­hood. Its lo­ca­tion is con­ve­nient and ac­ces­si­ble

It felt spe­cial to cut the rib­bon and have my photo taken like I was a celebrity. Even my fam­ily back home in In­dia was proud and happy that I in­au­gu­rated the clinic.”

Madhu Ra­jput, plumber

for us. I have lived here for 10 years and it’s so spe­cial to be a part of some­thing you helped to build. It feels nice to be given the op­por­tu­nity to in­au­gu­rate it.”

Shain­oor Khoja, chief im­pact of­fi­cer at Right Health, said: “Our lat­est clinic in the DIP will of­fer easy ac­cess to health­care ser­vices for blue-col­lared work­ers, who play an in­stru­men­tal role in build­ing this me­trop­o­lis.”

The clinic be­ing in­au­gu­rated by one of the work­ers who built it.

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