Underwriters have been setting up new medical systems in preparation for the launch, and providing input as to what shape the scheme should take.
The Women’s Clinic at Sidra Medicine has begun accepting referrals from Al-Rayyan Health Centre and Gharrafat Al Rayyan Health Centre, in addition to ongoing referrals from HMC and PHCC centres.
The scheme, which the government dubs "Modicare", was announced in federal budget for 2018/19 and would provide 100 million families, or about 500 million poor people, with health cover of 500,000 rupees per year.
The play therapy programme, described as the 'first of its kind in Qatar', uses puppets, props and toys to help children understand their illness and express any fears they may have about treatment.
Sidra Medicine has opened its hospital with the launch of its inpatient obstetrics services and several children’s services.
The General Authority of Customs (GAC) has foiled an attempt to smuggle 7.25kg of the illicit drug, cocaine, through Hamad International Airport (HIA).
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has announced the launch of a website dedicated exclusively to the new Medical City hospitals.
Key opinion leaders, primary care specialists, surgeons, physicians and health practitioners attended the opening ceremony of the three-day conference.