Philanthropy & Community Service

Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil has incorporated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) successfully in the business model of VPS Healthcare. Using VPS Healthcare’s Philanthropic Initiatives, Dr. Shamsheer is involved in a number of initiatives to help people lead healthier lives across the globe.

Some of the initiatives undertaken and currently underway are:

1000 Free Heart Surgeries

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 '100 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 Ehtiopia recently underwent successful surgeries in India. The number of beneficiaries of the initiative currently stands at 135 and counting.


 


Voting Rights of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)

Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil is the face of over 10 million NRIs across the World. As a commitment to ensure that the NRIs, spread across the Globe, can exercise their Constitutional Right to Vote, he filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Honorable Supreme Court of India in 2014 and followed it up rigorously.

It was because of his continuous and dedicated efforts that the Supreme Court, Indian Government and the Election Commission of India have accepted the suggestions and agreed to make amends to ensure that the 10 Million NRIs can cast their votes from their place of residence rather than traveling to India for the same.


 


Guinness World Record for Largest Simultaneous Self-Breast Examination

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.

 


Donations to Emirates Red Crescent’s Yemen: We Care Campaign

Dr. Shamsheer has always been empathetic to human suffering. As part of his never ending support to the Red Crescent, Dr. Shamsheer donated AED 2.5 Million to their Yemen: We Care Campaign, launched under the guidance of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.


 


Donations to Syria Humanitarian Aid

LifePharma, Dubai supported the MoH’s (Ministry of Health) initiative for Syria Humanitarian Aid by donating AED 1.6 Million as part of its social responsibility towards the needy and war-ridden people.


 


Donations for Indian Flood Victims

Whenever it is the need of the hour, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil comes forward to help his fellow countrymen. Worried by the state of people after floods in Jammu & Kashmir, Dr. Shamsheer made substantial donations to the Indian Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.


 


Donations for Syrian Refugees

As par of his commitment to help people across the World irrespective of their geographical location, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil made significant donations for the Syrian Refugees both - in kind and money. The donationswere made as part of VPS Healthcare's never-ending commitment towards philanthropy.


 


Air India crash victims' families’ rehabilitation

Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil extended support to the kin of the victims of the tragic Mangalore plane crash of May 2010. He was the first person to come forward and help the people. As part of this initiative, Dr. Shamsheer offered jobs and educational assistance to the families of the victims. Many of the people that were offered jobs at VPS Healthcare continue to work with the company even today.


 


Wellness events for Government Offices, Corporates, Educational Institutions and General Public

These all are on-going initiatives, which were launched in 2008. A number of such initiatives are carried out almost on daily basis. A few of the recent initiatives include wellness events for the employees of Abu Dhabi Municipality; Abu Dhabi Police; National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority; Ad Gas - the first LNG production company in the entire Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; Takreer - a prominent oil refining company regionally and internationally contributing to oil markets and to the rapid growth of UAE economy; EMDAD - a long established corporate entity based in Abu Dhabi with diverse divisions and interests; Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre; Abu Dhabi Men's College; Abu Dhabi Women's College and a number of Senior and Higher Secondary Schools.