Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) announced the conversion of all non-clinical (psychological and moral) support programmes provided to cancer patients into electronic programmes through support groups on social media to broadcast educational videos and instructions to maintain health and safety.
The electronic programmes are offered by a select group of experts and specialists covering all relevant topics, in addition to allocating a direct line of communication to patients and their families to answer all questions and inquiries on all topics that concern them.
HE the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Cancer Society Sheikh Dr Khalid bin Jabor al-Thani, said that this step comes as part of the the preventive and precautionary measures taken by Qatar to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), adding that QSC has adopted many electronic plans that included most of its awareness programmes, whether those concerned with people living with the disease or educational campaigns, as well as those concerning professional development and scientific research in the field of cancer.
Sheikh Dr Khalid bin Jabor al-Thani added that with regard to material support programmes that are provided to patients, QCS continues to receive requests for financial support to cover the costs of treatment at the association’s headquarters from 10am to 1pm, temporarily until the completion of urgent and necessary electronic procedures to submit support requests after contacting the National Centre for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR) and Sidra Medicine to arrange the electronic mechanism.
He explained that a number of short awareness videos are currently being produced aiming at adopting a healthy lifestyle through practising sports provided by specialists to stimulate the body and strengthen the immune system, which can be done from within the home in line with the current conditions, as well as awareness videos related to healthy food and how to prepare healthy dishes inside the home, emphasising the role of food in tackling diseases through strengthening the immune system provided by dietitians.
Dr Khalid bin Jabor al-Thani also mentioned the application of the teleworking system, adding that the some of the employees will be required for direct attendance at the QCS’s headquarters, especially those related to the management of patients’ treatment as a transitional phase.
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