Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has announced its operating hours for the upcoming Eid al-Adha holidays. All emergency and inpatient services across HMC’s network of hospitals will operate as usual, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week.

“Every day across our hospital network our teams deliver high-quality care to thousands of patients and this Eid will be no different. Many of our outpatient departments will close for the Eid holiday, but clinical teams in all of our hospitals will continue to provide the highest levels of patient care in our Emergency Departments and across many essential services throughout this holiday period,” said Ali Abdullah al-Khater, chief communications officer, HMC.

The Emergency Department at Heart Hospital (for cardiac patients only) and the Urgent Care Unit at the National Center for Cancer Care and Research (for patients with symptoms associated with ongoing cancer treatments) will operate as per normal timings, as will the Emergency Department of the Women’s Wellness and Research Centre.

Dialysis services will operate as per normal timings. The Paediatric Emergency Centers will remain open 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week for medical emergencies involving patients under the age of 14 years.

The majority of Outpatient Departments (OPD) will be closed on August 11 and re-open on August 14. When OPD clinics are open, they will be supported by administrative and clinical support services, including pharmacy.

The NCCCR’s Radiotherapy Unit will remain open during its regular hours of 7am to 3pm, Sunday to Thursday. The Day Care Unit will be closed on August 11 and 12.

Those having a scheduled appointment during the Eid holiday but unable to make it should contact the Hamad Customer Service Center (Nesma’ak) on 16060. Any patient requiring information about clinic operating hours, their scheduled appointment, or wishing to change their appointment, can call Nesma’ak on 16060.

Nesma’ak will be closed on August 11, 12, and 13 and will reopen on August 14 with normal working hours from 7am to 10pm.

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