Doha, March 13 (QNA) - HE Minister of Public Health Dr. Hanan Mohammed Al Kuwari inaugurated Monday the new Al Sadd Health Center of the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC).
With the opening of Al Sadd Center, the number of health centers affiliated to PHCC has reached 31 health centers distributed in cities and regions of the country.
Al Sadd Center is located in a strategic area in the center of Doha and serves many neighboring areas. Registration is carried out according to the approved national address for patients.
In a statement on the occasion of the opening of the new center, HE Dr. Hanan Mohammed Al Kuwari affirmed that the expansion in opening more primary health care centers in various regions of the country comes within the framework of serious work to ensure that all residents have access to high-quality and integrated health services, and at the right time and place, in order to achieve the goal ( A Healthy Population: Physically and Mentally) in Qatar National Vision 2030 and in the health strategy.
She added that primary health care services have become more focused on healthy lifestyles and disease prevention, and seek to promote public health, within the framework of the health sector plans to shift care from a curative, hospital-based model to an enhanced one that provides preventive and health services in the community.
For her part, Managing Director of Primary Health Care Corp (PHCC) Dr. Mariam Ali Abdul Malik said that the Corporation has recently witnessed the opening of a number of new health centers, the latest of which is the Al Sadd Health Center with its comprehensive and integrated services.
She indicated that the new center covers the surrounding areas with its services. It has a capacity of 35,000 patients, and it is expected that this number will be fully registered in the first year through electronic registration or a direct visit to the center.
She added that the PHCC, while focusing on establishing new centers, is also working on maintaining, expanding and developing some of the existing centers that are witnessing a high turnout of patients, especially those that serve densely populated areas, in the context of continuing care to preserve the health of the population of Qatar by providing the best health services and developing them through the quality, diversity and integration of the treatment services provided, as well as preventive services as the main entrance to achieve the vision and mission of the corporation.
The capacity of the Al Sadd Health Center can be increased to 50,000 registered in the center's lists to serve the residents of Al Sadd and neighboring areas, which are the areas of Al Mirqab Al Jadeed, Fereej Bin Mahmoud, Al Messila, Fereej Bin Omran, Al Hitmi Al Jadeed, and Hamad Medical City.
The new center includes many services such as family medicine clinics, pregnancy and postpartum follow-up, healthy child services, periodic immunizations, healthy women, non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases, travel immunizations, annual health examination, adolescent health, premarital examination, dental, ear, nose and throat, dermatology, ophthalmology, optometry, maternal and child health consultations, nutritionist, social worker, health education, physiotherapy, minor surgery, urgent care services for the elderly and children, and mental health services. (QNA)