Under the patronage of the Indian Embassy in Doha, the Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF) recognised Dr Hanadi Al Hamad, Medical Director of Rumailah Hospital and Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, for her efforts and commitment to supporting labourers in Qatar.

HMC’s Dr. Hanadi Al Hamad Recognized by Indian Community Benevolent Forum.2Dr Al Hamad was presented with the ICBF Special Appreciation Award by the Ambassador of India to the State of Qatar, HE Dr Deepak Mittal during the recent ICBF Day 2020 event.

Dr Al Hamad thanked the Indian Ambassador and the officials and members of ICBF for their efforts to promote cooperation between the Indian community and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). She said that the recognition is a gesture of appreciation for the efforts and hard work of all HMC staff who tirelessly deliver the safest, most effective and most compassionate healthcare to labourers in Qatar.

We at HMC constantly cooperate with ICBF to facilitate access for workers to healthcare services at the right time and place, including rehabilitation and long-term care services, addressing language challenges and speeding up the processing of official correspondences.

HMC provides treatment and rehabilitation services to all patients irrespective of their nationality or profession and in accordance with the highest international standards. Patients who require rehabilitative care are cared for at Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, while those with acute conditions that require long-term care, are taken to the Enaya centre or Rumailah Hospital, and offered rehabilitation services and treatments they require.

The HMC community-based rehabilitation programme also offers rehabilitation services to patients and provides them with the rehabilitation support they need to return to their work and daily life while facilitating follow-up care for them in OPD clinics of Qatar Rehabilitation Institute.

HMC collaborates with ICBF to facilitate the repatriation of patients who prefer to return to their home country, providing them with everything they need such as medication, medical devices, detailed medical report and treatment plan, to ensure they can complete their treatment in their home country.

Dr Al Hamad said that in some cases, they arrange to have the patient accompanied by a medical team from HMC on the journey back to their country, to ensure the continuity of care for the patient. The team also coordinates with the patient’s treating physician in his home country and educates the patient’s family on the best ways to care for the patient.

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