QRCS, HMC Sign MoU to Provide Aid for Young Orphans

Doha, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to provide aid for young orphans whose breadwinner is deceased while receiving treatment at HMC hospitals.

According to the agreement, 33 families on average would be covered by the pact that was signed by QRCS Secretary-General Ali Hassan Al Hammadi and HMC Medical Director Dr. Yousef Al Maslamani.

Al Hammadi welcomed the guests and briefed the reporters about the new project. “Orphans are one of the most vulnerable and care-deserving segments of society. When a patient dies and he or she has young children, they lose their breadwinner and become in a dire need for subsistence.” “Here, it is the duty of charities and NGOs to cooperate with the government in extending the social security umbrella for this special group and helping them go on with their lives,” he added.

Under the agreement, HMC will make case studies about the deceased patients who leave young children without a source of sustenance. Then, these reports will be referred to QRCS to allocate monthly stipends for them. The approach protects those kids and also goes in line with Qatar’s humanitarian keenness on the welfare of its residents.

“HMC’s scope of work involves medical and emergency care for all society members. As for supportive services, they are offered jointly with other concerned organizations. This includes coverage of emergency treatment costs and aid for patients’ families,” Dr. Al Maslamani said.

“HMC and QRCS have been partners for more than 10 years now. This agreement is the product of two months of deliberations, to ensure optimum convenience for the patients and their families,” he added.

Source: Qatar News Agency