The Healthcare Communications Committee at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has relaunched its website www.hamad.qa/ramadanhealth
to help the public stay healthy during Ramadan.
Introduced last year, the website is Qatar’s first online resource devoted to health and wellness during Ramadan.
Ali al-Khater, chief communications officer, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), and chair of the Healthcare Communications Committee, said the website provides the public with the combined health and wellness expertise and knowledge of the MoPH, HMC and the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC).
He said it provides information about common health issues that may be of particular interest during Ramadan.
“Ramadan, and fasting, in particular, provides an opportunity to focus on a balanced and healthy lifestyle. However, there can be health issues related to fasting and we understand that members of the public have questions and concerns. Our website contains important information about healthy eating, physical exercise and other strategies for staying safe and well during Ramadan,” said al-Khater.
The online resource includes information about the benefits of fasting as well as potential risks associated with fasting for individuals who are managing various health conditions. It also contains a daily calendar with health tips and answers to frequently asked questions.
“In developing this website, our main objectives were to help the public make more informed choices, minimise complications and maximise the benefit of their fast. This website does not replace medical advice from one’s doctor, but using the combined resources and expertise of the MoPH, HMC and the PHCC, we aim to address the most frequently asked questions about fasting in general and medical issues in particular,” stated al-Khater.
He added that the website contains information on managing diabetes while fasting, tips for staying hydrated and healthy eating, as well as a range of other topics.
The website information will be shared across the partnering organisation’s social media channels: MoPH - Twitter: @MOPHQatar, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MOPHQatar/; HMC - Twitter: @HMC_Qatar, Facebook www.facebook.com/hamadmedicalcorporation, Instagram: @hmc_Qatar; and PHCC - Twitter: @PHCCQatar, Facebook: https//www.facebook.com/PrimaryHealthCareCorporation, Instagram: @phccqatar