Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has participated in the seventh Career and Volunteering Programme Fair, held by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) over three days at Bayt Al-Dhiyafah in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City.
The career fair was an informative venue to introduce secondary school students to future employment opportunities in the medical sector in Qatar, as well as the requirements of the local job market. Parents, teachers, administrative staff and the public were also addressed on the occasion.
QRCS’s Medical Affairs Department and Volunteers Section set up a corner to communicate with the event’s 450 visitors and participants from 35 public and private organisations, including Community College, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Community Police, Qatar Diabetes Association, Qatar Rehabilitation Institute and Primary Health Care
The QRCS corner gave the visitors an overview of the organisation’s wide range of activities, particularly medical- and health-related services such as first-aid training, community health education, the state-auxiliary role in emergency, and partnerships with the Ministry of Public Health and HMC.
Among the activities of QRCS publicised during the fair were:
l Direct and indirect public health messages such as publications on coronavirus, communicable diseases, the Zika virus, importance of blood donation, basics of first aid; and health education campaigns such as Wekaya for Expatriate Workers and the Ramadan Medical Programme.
l Training of young generations in life-saving first-aid skills and cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques using a clinical training manikin. QRCS medics explained QRCS’s Advanced Medical Training Centre and its courses and certificates. Several applications were received from individuals and groups to join the first-aid courses.
l High-standard services offered by QRCS for expatriate workers through the Workers’ Health Centres and Medical Commission Units.
At the end of the event, QRCS’s participation was praised by both the visitors and organisers, as it helped promote a healthy culture in society in pursuit of the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030 through preparing the future generation of highly qualified medical workers.