Qatar Museums Chairperson, Minister of Public Health Inaugurate Artworks in HMC Hospitals

HE Chair of the Board of Trustees of Qatar Museums Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani, and HE Minister of Public Health Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari inaugurated today, at the Women’s Health and Research Center of Hamad Medical Corporation, the artworks that participated in the “Outbreak” exhibition. The exhibition was initially held by Doha Film Institute in 2020.

The exhibition is inspired by efforts to tackle the (COVID-19) pandemic, as these artworks were provided by Qatar Museums to be displayed in various hospitals and facilities of Hamad Medical Corporation.

Following the inauguration, HE Minister of Public Health Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari accompanied HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani on a tour of the facilities in the Women’s Wellness and Research Center to view the artworks on display at the center, which comes within the unique partnership between Hamad Medical Corporation and Qatar Museums.

HE Minister of Public Health said that the partnership between Hamad Medical Corporation and Qatar Museums reflects the growing importance of art in healthcare facilities, as many studies indicate the positive impact that art can have on the healing and recovery process of patients. Her Excellency added that art has many benefits for physical and psychological health, as many studies have shown that adding an artistic touch to hospitals and healthcare facilities can help relieve feelings of anxiety, stress or depression for both patients and healthcare staff. She explained that art helps transform the usual therapeutic environment into one that is more capable of providing compassionate care and provides a source of inspiration, which enhances the recovery of patients.

HE the Minister of Public Health expressed her thanks to HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani and Qatar Museums for their cooperation and continuous support, bringing these wonderful and diverse pieces of art to Hamad Medical Corporation hospitals, and giving the opportunity to patients, visitors and health care teams to enjoy and contemplate them. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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