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...

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 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...

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...

WCM-Q Research Sheds New Light on Treatment-Resistant Cancers

Publication: albawaba.com - English (English | Website) Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have devised a new way of testing cancer treatments to reveal how some tumors are able to resist chemotherapy drugs and continue to spread. Led by Dr. Anna Halama, Assistant Professor of Research in Physiology & Biophysics, the WCM-Q team combined two innovative research...

QRCS opens coronavirus isolation facility at Bangladesh refugee camps

Publication: gulf-times.com - English (English | Website) Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has completed the construction and furnishing of an isolation facility inside the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' (IFRC) largest field hospital, operated by QRCS and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) at Refugee Camp No 7 in Cox's Bazar, southern...

HMC holds workshop on role of diabetes care professionals during Covid-19

Publication: gulf-times.com - English (English | Website) Diabetes care professionals from across Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) held a workshop highlighting the important role played by diabetes educators in supporting the delivery of safe care during the Covid-19 pandemic.The workshop emphasised the role of diabetes self-management education as a key component of patients diabetes care.Director of Diabetes...

Designated health centres continue to provide premarital screening service

Publication: gulf-times.com - English (English | Website) The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) confirmed that the premarital screening service remains available at the designated health centres, alongside all the precautionary measures to prevent coronavirus (Covid-19).The PHCC said that premarital screenings are ongoing amid the Covid-19 pandemic, but with precautionary measures to prevent the infection as well...