H.E. Minister of Public Health Dr. Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari affirmed that the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is undertaking a number of key projects that aim to improve healthcare services in the country, in line with the best international standards.
Speaking during her field visit to the National Health Laboratory Project in Mesaimeer, HE Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari said that laboratory services are given important priority within the healthcare system noting that the MOPH has been committed to developing lab and research services due to the key role they play in improving the health of the individual and society.
The national laboratory, scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of next year, is a major component of the comprehensive public health plan aimed at protecting and promoting the health of the Qatari community. The lab will serve as a center of excellence and referral for specialized testing, and provide the latest technology related to analytical, diagnostic, research and reference tests supporting public health services across Qatar.
The project aims to support public health services, which include testing of local and imported food to ensure its conformity with safety standards and relevant regulations, drug and pharmaceutical products to monitor and investigate their quality and safety, in addition to the tests related to public health services while giving priority to communicable and epidemic diseases and prevention services, emergency preparedness, specialized reference tests and related scientific research. Furthermore, the lab will serve as a developed tool for specialized research and environmental testing.
The project is being implemented in co-operation with the Public Works Authority (Ashghal). Its design has received the Global Sustainability Assessment System’s (GSAS) sustainability accreditation for its conservation of electric power and water within and outside the building and availability of landscape areas. The project’s design is also in line with the highest international safety standards for alarms and combating fires.
Source: Ministry of Public Health