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                                  Vaccination for Hajj

Dr. Khalid Al Awad has stressed on the importance of taking the required Vaccinations for the People Wishing to Perform Hajj to Avoid communicable diseases.

The PHCC has invited the citizens and residents who wish to perform Hajj this year to go to the health centers of PHCC to take the necessary vaccinations, in order to prevent the Communicable Diseases, such as meningitis, pneumonia and seasonal flu. ReadMore Dr. Khalid Al Awad- Head of Communicable Diseases department in PHCC- has stressed on the “Importance of taking the necessary vaccinations, because of its significant role in the prevention of the risk of spreading the infectious diseases, as a result of congestion. It is also necessary to follow the recommendations and guidelines for health and safety, such as hand hygiene and cough etiquette.

 He also has called to the ‘The need to take these vaccinations 10 days prior to  traveling date  to ensure the effectiveness of vaccines in terms of its ability to give the body's adequate immune against the disease, and to enable the their immune system to create the necessary antibodies to defend the body. He also has added that the available and useful vaccines that pilgrims are advised to obtain is  the influenza vaccine including pregnant women ,  children under 5 years, the elderly and people with special health conditions such as: asthma, Neurological disorders, chronic lung disease, heart disease, blood disorders, endocrine disorders such as diabetes, kidney disorders, liver disorders, metabolic disorders, iimmunocompromised patients, people under 19 years old and taking aspirin and cases of obesity.


He also has mentioned that MVP, is mandatory for pilgrims and children above two years, and not mandatory for infants and children less than two years, and not mandatory for pregnant women. Both vaccines have no side effects.  The vaccination against pneumonia (pneumococcal) for people between the ages of 18 and 70 years is also available. Al Awad has concluded by advising the Hajj who has high temperature or cough to go to the nearest health center or the doctor who accompanying to the Hajj campaign.   




The Primary Health Care Corporation also will launch and within the national strategic plan for health an awareness campaign through the media and the means of social communication "Facebook, Twitter, Anstaqram", include the provision of many medical advice  for citizens and residents who intend to go to the holy land to perform Hajj, which aims at raising health awareness by following healthy habits and behaviors that protect against infectious diseases.

The corporation aims at raising awareness and educating pilgrims who need to take care of health and safety in order to avoid transitional (communicable) diseases, where the health of the citizens and residents of Qatar is priority for PHCC.





               Alternative of Al-Muntazah Health Center and open New HC with Wellness Services

               Minister of Public Health inaugurated Rawdet Al-Khail Health and Wellness Center


The Minster of Public Health Dr. Hanan Al-Kuwari inaugurated Radwt Al-Khail Health Center in the presence of Managing Director of PHCC Dr. Mariam Abdulmalik and number of staff in health sector and medical staff in PHCC. Dr. Hanan Al-Kuwari confirmed that the ministry program include many of the construction and development projects for continuance advancement of primary health care in Qatar, whether by building new health centers or renewing the current ones. Dr.Hanan pointed out that the center is equipped with all the requirements of which it can provide a distinct level of health and medical services in an optimally. Also Dr.Al-Kuwari added that the new health centers is part of an ambitious strategy seeks to promote public health, and raise the quality and efficiency of health services, according to the latest global systems. Her Excellency toured and listened to a brief explanation about the health center services provided to patients in Rawdet Al-khail Health Center, which includes public clinics, vaccination clinic ,non – communicable diseases clinics,  laboratory , Pharmacy , Radiology ,Dental Clinic, Medical Commission and other new services such as Ophthalmologist  services , Dermatology , mental health clinics, and health and wellness services. Her Excellency also expressed congratulated the people on the opening of Radwet Al-Khail Health Center and thanked Asghal which has built a new center.

Dr. Mariam Abdulmalik –Managing Director of PHCC said, Rawdet Al-Khail is another trophy added to PHCC’s achievements in the development and improvement of health care provided to citizens and residents, where the center provides medical services of a very high and sophisticated level according to international medical standards. She added that Rawdet Al-khail health center is determined to help people on how to live a healthy life style. Rawdet Al-khail provides physiotherapy sessions, food consulting and lessons of healthy cooking and health promotion and other services. Dr.Mariam explained that the center is part of the development plans that primary health care corporation, works to activate at various levels investigated to see a national strategy  and vision for Qatar aimed at improving the individual and the community health.

Dr.Abdullah Al-Nama – the Manager of Rawdet Al-Khail Health Center pointed that “the health center uses the Electronic Files System CIS from the first day of the center opening and offers the services through appointment system. Dr. Abdulla added that the  center includes a medical team of up to 39 doctors, 85 nurses and 38 administrative staff. Rawdet Al-Khail  HC’s capacity reaches up to 150,000 patients ,also the center will cover  the areas: Freij Abdul Aziz - Freij Ben Mahmoud, Al-Najma -Almansourh  and Almentzh . The Working hours of the health center will be from seven in the morning until eleven pm, seven days a week.