2020-08-25 1508 卡塔尔公共卫生部
Qatar has allowed licensed health practitioners in the private sector to work in government sector in order to strengthen the national medical efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Director of the Public Health Dr. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad al Thani has said.
In an interview with the Qatar News Agency, the Ministry of Public Health official said Qatar has so far designated five hospitals to care for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients along with four health centers for testing, examining and keeping suspected cases in addition to a hospital for medical isolation.
Thani博士说道五家医院分别是疾控中心，Center, Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital, The Cuban Hospital, Mesaieed Hospital and Ras Laffan 。四个检测中心检测收治PHCC中心是Gharafat Al Rayyan, Umm Salal, Muaither and Rawdat Al Khail 卫生中心。
The five hospitals are Communicable Disease Center, Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital, The Cuban Hospital, Mesaieed Hospital and Ras Laffan Hospital, Dr Thani said. The four test-and-hold PHCC centres are Gharafat Al Rayyan, Umm Salal, Muaither and Rawdat Al Khail health centers, he added.
The Director of the Public Health Department added that medical isolation hospital in Umm Salal area was made ready on April 9, 2020, with a capacity of 12,500 beds, and it is equipped with all the necessary health requirements, facilities and safety to receive those infected with the virus.
Responding to a question related to the future plans of the Ministry of Public Health to handle the spread of the COVID-19 disease, Dr. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Thani said that the goal of addressing this pandemic was not only to slow the spread of the virus to reduce the number of infected people and decrease its burden on the health system, but the main objective from the beginning was to prevent an ascendant curve as much as possible.
We have faced a serious challenge since the end of February after the Qatari citizens were evacuated from Iran, in addition to the return of citizens from the affected countries to the State of Qatar, which contributed to the increase in the number of infections and the rise in the numbers of new cases, he said.
On the medical teams' current handling of the coronavirus crisis, the Director of the Public Health Department said due to the State's keenness on the right of everyone to health, including providing the necessary medical care for them and the necessary supplies and equipment, the Ministry of Public Health accelerated the provision of medical, nursing and technical cadres and employed additional physicians to support the medical and nursing staff assigned to work in the field to respond to the corona epidemic.