MoPH announces new working hours of the Medical Commission

MoPH announces new working hours of the Medical Commission

By QLNews

Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announces new working hours for the Medical Commission Department as part of the precautionary and preventive measures taken against COVID-19.

Starting from Sunday, March 29, the new working hours will be from 7:00 am up to 2:00 pm.

The MoPH called upon the public to necessarily adhere to the new working times for speedy access to the service.

Earlier today, Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health (MoPH) and His Excellency Mr Abdulla bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie, Minister of Municipality and Environment (MME) inspected the newly established Umm Salal quarantine compound as part of the precautionary and preventive measures taken by the government against COVID-19.

The Ministers examined the health capabilities and equipment at the expansive compound which has been prepared to receive any case requiring quarantine.  

Umm Salal quarantine compound is composed of 32 buildings with the capacity for 18,000 beds and will be available once the compound is fully equipped in the next few weeks. The compound currently contains 4,000 beds and will reach 8,000 beds in the next week. It has been fully equipped to ensure comfort, safety and entertainment needs in addition to the necessary health services for quarantined people.

As health authorities in the country continue to implement the highest level of monitoring, detection, and management procedures to deal with the virus, the public has been advised to follow certain measures to safeguard their health.

This includes washing your hands often, using hand sanitizers, and keeping a distance of at least one meter (3 feet) from people who have symptoms of illness.

MoPH also advises citizens and residents to use a sleeve to cover the nose and mouth while coughing and sneezing in public or to use tissue paper and dispose it appropriately.

For any queries, or concerns related to COVID-19 in Qatar, the public can contact a 24/7 hotline set up by the Ministry. The hotline number is 16000 and is toll-free.

Here's everything you need to know about the virus, including ways to protect yourself. 

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