‘PHCC adopted expansive pattern to provide services’
October 01 2019 01:53 AM

The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) affirmed that the healthcare centres have adopted an expansive pattern in providing health services to provide comprehensive and preventive medical care in line with the National Health Strategy and Qatar National Vision 2030.
Dr Samya al-Abdulla, executive director of operations, delivered a presentation during the 12th Patient Forum at Al Khor health centres which included the significance of family medicine model and early screening, addressing patient participation in ensuring that they take the lead in their own health by attending screening should they be a high-risk patient. 
Discussion also highlighted the impact of mental health, stating that depression and anxiety can leaving an impact in diseases such as obesity and high blood pressure, encouraging patient to attend their local health centre to complete checks. 
Dr al-Abdulla commented, “We recognise that the more patients we engage as partners and co-designers, the higher the level of outcomes for our services. In this forum we focused on the demands around family medicine model and how to ensure best delivery, the aim is to ensure that we are improving quality of care, governance and service delivery across the board.”
The forum, which examined topics including family medicine and SMART clinic, mental health model, hosted discussions on referrals, 107, plans of Al Khor Health Center. (QNA)

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