Work on new Al Khor health centre ‘set to be completed soon’
January 18 2021 01:10 AM

Construction of a new health centre at Al Khor is set to be completed within a short period and it will replace the existing Al Khor Health Centre after being equipped with the necessary devices and facilities.
Dr Aisha al-Nuaimi, director of the Primary Health Care Corporation’s Al Khor Health Centre, told local Arabic daily Arrayah that the new health centre in Al Khor is expected to be ready for use this year after the completion of all preparations and installation of equipment. 
She noted that all services provided by the PHCC would be available there in line with its vision.
Dr al-Nuaimi informed that 53,032 people are currently registered at the Al Khor Health Centre, 20% of whom are Qataris and 80% expatriates. 
The Covid-19 vaccine has been available at the health centre since January 4, and it is administered to the public in accordance with the strategy followed by the Ministry of Public Health. It also provides the Covid-19 testing service, which is conducted while the person concerned is seated in his/her vehicle and does not have to enter the centre.
Work is being carried out to implement the annual plan adopted to develop the centre’s work and services according to the PHCC’s strategic plan. She said the telephonic medical consultation service is continuing though the system of personal attendance of patients for medical appointments has resumed. 
She said the average number of telephone consultations hovered between 140 and 170, which dropped in November and December last year to around 77 calls a day due to the possibility of patients visiting the centre in person. 
The official added that around 11% of patients do not respond to the calls of doctors at the given time for the required consultation. Doctors have to try calling again at intervals in such cases.

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