Health system in Qatar is continually being developed with quality services: Minister

Health system in Qatar is continually being developed with quality services: Minister

By QLNews

Qatar’s health system, which has been ranked as top most in the region, is continually being enhanced with services on par with international standards.

To meet the demand of the rising population of the country, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has been working diligently to bolster the country’s health system with new, quality services, HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari underlined at an Advisory Council session yesterday.

Among other initiatives stemming from this ambition, a draft law on a new health insurance system is currently under review by a committee comprising the MoPH, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the State Audit Bureau. The final announcement regarding the new system will be made once the committee has completed its thorough assessment.

During her address, the Minister also mentioned that new procedures would include a health insurance requirement for visitors to the country. Work is ongoing in this regard in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs, she said.

"[This] will contribute to reducing the pressure on health services provided by the public sector, particularly the Emergency," said Dr Al Kuwari.

A number of projects, focused on enhancing health care delivery in Qatar, are currently underway the Minister highlighted, adding that these would see the establishment of new public and private hospitals to cater to the medical needs of the population.

The hospitals would include a mental health hospital, a children’s hospital and a hospital for the elderly.

To address issues related to health services, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) focused efforts to offer quicker services to patients, she said, giving example of the daycare services, which can be availed in one week's notice now, in contrast to several months in the past.

With such dedicated endeavors, the country’s health sector has been significantly transformed over the last few years, Assistant Minister of Health Affairs at the Ministry of Public Health, Dr Saleh Ali Al Marri, said during the session.

With regards to expansion and development of facilities, Dr Al Marri said in the primary healthcare sector, during the period 2016-18, nine centers were opened, as well as two male health centers run by the Qatar Red Crescent. Moreover, three new hospitals and four diagnostic and treatment centers were opened in the same time period.

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By tpyota corolla• 1 year 4 months ago.
tpyota corolla

Yes it is true that medical centers system is very well clean and fast Service and well maintained But one thing that the peoples Who are in companies or on visit visas etc have to face many problems as First they are waiting for the doctors 5 or 6 hours after checkup Then the doctor appointed him for one or one and a Half months.so i request that please maintain the staff to work fast and carefull.

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