HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari visited on Tuesday the Communicable Disease Center (CDC and Qatar Rehabilitation Institute (QRI) of Hamad Medical Corporation, where she met with senior officials responsible for providing services related to fighting the novel coronavirus (Covid -19).

HE the Minister, during her visit to the Communicable Disease Center, was accompanied by Medical Director at CDC Dr Mona al-Muslimani and was briefed on the treatment provided by the centre for Covid-19 patients.

She met with the infection control teams to discuss patient care protocols that were specially developed to treat cases of coronavirus infection and the symptoms associated with it. During the visit, the minister visited a new clinic set up by the CDC to obtain blood plasma from people recovering from the disease.

HE the Minister of Public Health during her visit to QRI.

This advanced service enables collection of blood plasma from people who have recovered from the infection of the coronavirus and transfusing it to people with the disease who are currently receiving treatment. The antibodies present in the blood plasma taken from the recovered people can help patients undergoing treatment to enhance their resistance to the virus.

During the visit to the new clinic, HE the Minister of Public Health met a person recovering from the virus , who is also plasma donor, and discussed with him his experience regarding infection and his recovery from this disease.

During her visit to the Qatar Rehabilitation Center, she reviewed two of the main services provided at the center under the supervision of the medical director of Rumailah Hospital and Qatar Rehabilitation Center Dr Hanadi al-Hamad, and visited a gymnasium at the center, and examined part of a training session for a small number of the elderly patients. These classes are taken regularly to ensure that patients continue to be physically active and maintain their health during this difficult period.

HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari chairs a review meeting

In addition, HE Dr al-Kuwari and Dr al-Hamad participated in one of the "remote" medical counseling sessions provided by the Geriatric Clinic, which enables elderly patients to obtain medical consultations from their homes and spare them the need to visit the hospital.

Also, HE the Minister of Public Health discussed during the daily meeting of the Health System Committee for Accident Control to confront Covid-19, which is held under the chairmanship of Dr Saad al-Kaabi, the latest developments and the plans to combat this pandemic.