Official urges parents to get their children vaccinated against flu

Publication: qatar-tribune.com - English (English | Website) A top official of the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has urged parents to allow their children to get free seasonal flu vaccine available at the PHCC health centres, HMC outpatient clinics, and designated private and semi-private clinics and hospitals across Qatar. National Lead for Healthy Children and Adolescents...

Qatar- Measures taken to address traffic accidents in Sealine area bear fruits

Publication: menafn.com - English (English | Website) The measures taken to address the serious issue of traffic accidents in the Sealine area have so far been successful.  Traffic Police patrols, Al Fazaa and others have succeeded in controlling traffic violations and reckless driving in the area, senior official at the General Directorate of Traffic said. 'The...

COVID-19 hotline receives 1.7 million calls since launch

Publication: qatarliving.com - English (English | Website Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Qatar's Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), together with relevant authorities, has been working above and beyond to protect the health and safety of its population. In addition to ensuring the availability of COVID-19 testing centers, treatment facilities, one of the Ministry's first...

Qatar- Nationwide vaccination drive continues

menafn.com - English (English | Website) As a growing number of citizens and residents get the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the ongoing inoculation drive in the country, two Ministers of State received the shots yesterday. Ministers of State, H E Sheikh Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani and H E Abdul Rahman bin Hamad Al Attiyah...

Qatar- Youth Forum honours Dr Abdullatif al-Khal

Publication: menafn.com - English (English | Website) Indian expatriate organisation Youth Forum honoured Dr Abdullatif al-Khal, chairman of the National Strategic Health Group (NSHG) on Covid-19 under the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). Dr al-Khal, also head of the Infectious Disease Division at Hamad Medical Corporation, together with the other NSHG members have played an important...

Qatar to start free Covid-19 vaccination from Wednesday

Publication: menafn.com - English (English | Website) Qatar will start the free vaccination drive against Covid-19 from Wednesday (December 23) at seven primary health centres for three priority groups, it was announced on Monday. The campaign will continue throughout 2021. The first shipment of the approved Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine arrived last night at Hamad International Airport. "People...

QC, HMC sign MoU to support patients care

Publication: qatar-tribune.com - English (English | Website) Qatar Charity (QC) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to support patient activities and projects. The agreement was signed by Jassim Muhammad Al Emadi, director of Programmes and Community Development at Qatar Charity, and Ali Al Janahi, acting assistant managing director...

QU academic discusses importance of flu vaccine

Publication: thepeninsulaqatar.com - English Qatar University’s Assistant Professor at the College Pharmacy, Dr. Zachariah Nazar, highlighted the importance of the flu vaccine because the flu season coincides with another rise in global coronavirus cases. Medical experts encourage people to receive the flu vaccine early to help ensure hospital beds are kept free for COVID-19 patients. Further,...

QBRI collaborates with HMC on COVID-19 volunteer programme

Publication: thepeninsulaqatar.com - English (English | Website) Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is providing its full support to Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) COVID-19 efforts through a volunteer programme, which was carried out in the summer months of 2020. In June, QBRI employed all of its efforts to provide high-calibre volunteers to...

HMC’s Tobacco Control Centre highlights its experience in providing care for smokers during COVID-19 pandemic

Publication: thepeninsulaqatar.com - English (English | Website) Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Tobacco Control Centre, a designated World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre, recently participated in a virtual meeting organised by the WHO. The meeting  discussed smoking cessation services and related treatments. The discussion involved experts from the WHO in Geneva and the Regional Office for the Eastern...