Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) stressed that the new health and medical facilities that have been opened over the past few years have helped enhance and expand primary, secondary, and specialized healthcare services.
Qatar’s public health system has undergone a remarkable expansion program in recent years – a feat that is unparalleled around the world. Over the past decade, both Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) have significantly expanded facilities and services, giving citizens and residents of Qatar improved access to world-class care.
In this regard, HMC has opened eight new hospitals since 2016: Communicable Disease Center, Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, Ambulatory Care Center, Women’s Wellness and Research Center, Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital, Ras Laffan General Hospital, Mesaieed General Hospital, and Aisha Bint Hamad Al Attiyah Hospital.
PHCC has opened 13 health centers since 2016: Rawdat Al Khail, Umm Salal, Al Thumama, Muaither, Al Wajbah, Al Waab, Qatar University, Al Ruwais, South Wakra, Al Mashaf, Umm Al Seneem, Al Sadd and Al Khor Health Center, which is a replacement to the old Al Khor Health Center.
Chief of Health Facilities Development and Acting Chief of Business Services at HMC Hamad Al Khalifa said the transformation of the public sector is unprecedented – increasing capacity and with healthcare teams across Qatar’s healthcare sector treating more patients than ever before.
In press remarks on Tuesday, Al Khalifa said: “In the past decade, Qatar’s population has expanded significantly, increasing the demand for all healthcare services. To meet this and future demand, at HMC we have opened four new community hospitals and four specialist hospitals – giving our community greater access to high quality, specialized care when and where they need it.” For her part, Managing Director of PHCC Dr. Mariam Abdulmalik said that health centers are often the first point of care for many in the community. “The 13 new health centers we have opened across the country in recent years ensure that the community has access to the best care possible as well as integrated health services at the right time and place,” she added.
She pointed out that PHCC is also working on upgrading and developing several existing health centers to ensure delivering the highest quality care to all.
Source: Qatar News Agency