The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has announced the working hours of its health centres during the Eid al-Adha holidays.
Al Thumama, Abu Nakhla, Al Gharafa, Al Karaana, Umm Salal, Al Wajbah, Al Ghuwairya and Al Daayen Health Centres will remain closed during the holidays.
Within Doha, Omar Bin Kattab, Al Rayan, Madinat Khalifa, Rawdat Al Khail, Abu Baker Al Sidiq, Leabaib, West Bay, Mesaimeer, Umm Ghuwailina, Muaither and the Airport health centres will be open from 7am to 2pm and from 4pm to 11pm. Dental services in these centres will be available from 7am to 2pm and 4pm to 10pm. The dental clinics will be closed on the first day of Eid al-Adha and on Friday morning.
Health centres at Al Khor and Al Shamal will be open from 7am to 2pm and 4pm to 11pm. Al Wakra health centre will open daily from 7am to 11pm and the Al Sheehaniya health centre from 7am to 9pm. The Al Jumailia health centre and Al Kabaan health centre will operate on call system round-the-clock. Dental services at the Al Khor health centre will be available from 7am to 2pm and from 4pm to 10pm. At the Al Wakra Health Centre dental clinics will open from 7am to 2pm and 3pm to 9pm. The dental clinics at Al Sheehaniya and Al Shamal health centres will open from 7am to 2pm. The dental clinics of these health centres will be closed on the first day of Eid al-Adha, Friday and Saturday.
Among specialised clinics, the ophthalmology clinics will operate daily at Rawdat Al Khail, Madinat Khalifa and Al Rayyan Health Centres in the mornings and will remain closed on Friday
The ENT clinics will operate daily at the Rawdat Al Khail health centre during the mornings, except for Friday and Saturday. The dermatology clinics will operate only during the morning shifts at the Al Leabib Health Centre today and at Al Rawdat and Al Khail Health Centres today and on August 20, 22 and 25. The premarital examination clinics at all health centres will be closed during the holidays except for Al Rayyan health Centre which will operate on August 23 from 7am to 1pm.
PHCC suggests healthy eating to enjoy Eid
The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has suggested several measures and healthy options to enjoy Eid al-Adha.
PHCC has advised everyone to avoid overeating as it has a lasting impact on human body, causing obesity which in return can cause diabetes and heart diseases.
PHCC also asks everyone to choose quality over quantity, eat healthy and decide the foods that are the best and the fulfilling ones for the body. Always use a small plate instead of a large one.
Research shows that people first eat with the eyes, so a small plate can help them in getting a feel that they have taken enough food but the portion will definitely be smaller than in a large plate.
Hence, this will lead to eating less.
Moreover, if people start the meal with a glass of water, it can make them fuller before the meal and make them eat less, as a result.
Another way to healthy eating is to eat slowly.
The feeling of fullness can take around 20 minutes before the brain recognises the signals.
Eating fast overrides these signals and causes people to eat more than what they need.
When slowing down and chewing the food properly, people get more satisfaction with the food and also help the brain recognise the signals of fullness.
People are also advised to eat proteins more.
Eating protein prior to the ingestion of sugars will help minimise blood sugar spikes.
Protein is also helpful in making people feel fuller.
The foods that best promote satisfaction contain protein, water, fibre and healthy fats.
Additionally, the best way to feel a guilt-free Eid al-Adha is to exercise before sitting at the dining table. A brisk walk or a cardio exercise can help people feel eat leisurely and enjoy the delicious food items. It is also advisable to have a 20 minutes leisurely walk so that it will help in digesting the food faster.
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