HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari has affirmed that Qatar National Day is a glorious occasion, during which the people of Qatar celebrate their original values and the great achievements in all fields.
Speaking to QNA on the occasion of Qatar National Day, the minister said that on this timeless national occasion, Qataris are inspired by the great leaders who have written the glorious history of Qatar and take advantage of their fragrant biography and sincere work to build the nation on solid foundations, to enhance its national identity and to make great achievements with strong will despite the difficulties they have faced.
The minister noted that on the occasion of National Day all the people of Qatar spontaneously express themselves in an inspiring scene that reflects the unique cohesion between the leadership and the people as well as to strive for the sincere work of the dear homeland. She pointed out that the founder of Qatar, Sheikh Jassim bin Mohamed bin Thani, has laid strong foundations, which will enable it to achieve progress and prosperity.
The minister pointed out that from the time of the founder who took power on December 18, 1878, and laid the foundations of the modern State of Qatar, and until today under the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar has made great strides, placing it among the developed countries in various fields.
Moreover, she said that the motto of this year’s National Day, which was chosen by the organising committee and derived from the founder’s words “As long as it is proven by our deeds ... Qatar remains free,” confirms that the good deeds are the foundation of Qatar, and a noble attribute inherited by Qataris across generations. She added that the slogan “Qatar remains free” affirms the strength and determination of the Qatari people to maintain their freedom, dignity, and independence, whatever the challenges.
The minister further said that the thanks to Allah Almighty for providing Qatar with great leaders, who loved their country and their people, who worked together with unswerving determination to achieve progress and comprehensive development based on solid foundations. She pointed in this regard to the remarkable achievements made by Qatar in all sectors – political, economic, human development, health, education, manpower, social development, culture, sports, and security.
In the field of health, the minister pointed out that Qatar’s healthcare system ranks 13th globally after being ranked 27th in 2008, according to the Legatum Prosperity Index. She added that the state is continuing to work hard to achieve further progress by paying attention to the adoption of the highest quality standards in the healthcare system, and highly qualified workforce, in addition to the expansion of facilities and the adoption of advanced care systems to improve the health of Qatari society.
Furthermore, Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari stressed that Qatar has overcame the effects of the siege imposed on it thanks to Allah Almighty and the wisdom of the wise leadership and the sincerity and dedication of the loyal people. She adding that Qatar succeeded in overcoming the unjust siege effects ably by dealing with it efficiently and making sure that it does not affect the lives of the population.
The minister pointed out that the most important of all is that Qatar has proved to the world its advancement and high status as well as the ethics of its loyal people, noting that Qatar did not reciprocate the siege countries’ measures, but treated their citizens without discrimination. She added that Qatar continues to make great achievements with relentless determination.
The minister stressed that the service to the homeland is a duty and an honour, adding that everyone has to work hard and sincerely, under the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir, for further progress and sustainable development so that Qatar remains a pioneer among nations.
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