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New medical insurance scheme 'to strengthen health sector'

New medical insurance scheme 'to strengthen health sector'

Underwriters have been setting up new medical systems in preparation for the launch, and providing input as to what shape the scheme should take.

Sidra Medicine expands referrals, opens new services

Sidra Medicine expands referrals, opens new services

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.

Trump attacks Britain's public healthcare system

Trump attacks Britain's public healthcare system

The tweet came after thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday in support of the National Health Service, which is straining under the weight of winter demand.

'Modicare' to cost about $1.7bn a year, say sources

'Modicare' to cost about $1.7bn a year, say sources

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.

Wakra Hospital's play therapy helps children understand illness

Wakra Hospital's play therapy helps children understand illness

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 treats its first patients at new hospital

Sidra Medicine treats its first patients at new hospital

Sidra Medicine has opened its hospital with the launch of its inpatient obstetrics services and several children’s services.

Customs officials foil cocaine smuggling bid at HIA

Customs officials foil cocaine smuggling bid at HIA

The General Authority of Customs (GAC) has foiled an attempt to smuggle 7.25kg of the illicit drug, cocaine, through Hamad International Airport (HIA).

Over 700 experts attend Gulf heart conference

Over 700 experts attend Gulf heart conference

Personalised medicine, robotic surgery and cardiovascular outcomes in type 2 diabetics in the treatment of heart disease were among the topics discussed ...

New website showcases biggest healthcare expansion in the region

New website showcases biggest healthcare expansion in the region

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has announced the launch of a website dedicated exclusively to the new Medical City hospitals.

700 experts take part in primary health care conference

700 experts take part in primary health care conference

Key opinion leaders, primary care specialists, surgeons, physicians and health practitioners attended the opening ceremony of the three-day conference.

HMC officially opens Sealine Medical Clinic

HMC officially opens Sealine Medical Clinic

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) officially opened its Sealine Medical Clinic, in the Sealine area. This is the eighth consecutive year that the healthcare organisation is operating the clinic ...

Finland wants to share its expertise with Qatar

Finland wants to share its expertise with Qatar

Finland can share its expertise in the field of education, healthcare, clean technology and food security with Qatar to help the country achieve its National Vision 2030, Finnish ambassador Riitta Swan has said.