Primary Healthcare Qatar Launches Pilot of Screening Service Called “SMART”

Doha, Primary Healthcare Qatar announced today that it launched the pilot operation SMART, a preventive medicine and screening service that was showcased at The World Innovation Summit for Health back in November 2016.
The Checkup includes a range of preventative screening for common diseases in the country such as diabetes and hypertension and is designed to help with early diagnosis and treatment. It focuses on identifying common risk factors for ill health so that patient can be supported to adopt a healthier lifestyle to avoid becoming ill in the future by accessing PHCC’s preventative care services, such as wellness services.
Executive Director of Operation Department in Primary Health Care Qatar Dr Samya al Abdulla said that the pilot will be for at least 3 months after which it will be evaluated and a plan will be developed to implement the service at all other health centers.

Source: Qatar News Agency