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HMC’s Emergency, Inpatient Services to Operate 24/7 During the Holidays

All inpatient and emergency services across Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) network of hospitals will continue to operate as usual, 24 hours a day, throughout the Eid Al Fitr holidays.

All outpatient department (OPD) clinics will be closed from Sunday, 25 June to Tuesday, 27 June, unless otherwise stated. Below are the schedules of HMC’s network of hospitals during this year’s Eid Al Fitr holidays:

Hamad General Hospital
Walk-in and medication refill clinics will operate on 28 – 29 June.

Women’s Hospital
There will be no clinics on 25 and 26 June. From Tuesday, 27 June to Thursday, 29 June, there will be three High-Risk Clinics, depending on the need, one High-Risk Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Clinic, one Fetomaternal Unit Clinic and a Newborn Screening Clinic.

Al Khor Hospital
The pharmacy and all OPD clinics will be closed from Sunday, 25 June to Thursday, 29 June and will re-open on Sunday, 2 July. The Accident and Emergency Department pharmacy will open 24 hours a day. All urgent cases, including patients who require medication refill services, should proceed directly to the Emergency Department.

Al Wakra Hospital
Al Wakra Hospital’s Emergency Department, including the Adult See and Treat Unit, the Paediatric Emergency Unit and the Emergency and Inpatient Pharmacies will remain open throughout the break. OPD clinics in General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Burns Surgery and Physiotherapy will be open on 28 and 29 June. Full outpatient services will resume on Sunday, 2 July.

The Cuban Hospital
All OPD clinics and pharmacies will operate based on demand, with regular services resuming on Sunday, 2 July. Patients will be contacted by phone and SMS to confirm their appointments. Obstetric patients in need of urgent care should go to the Emergency Department. The Emergency Department, including the pharmacy, will remain open 24/7 and services will include the dispensing of urgent prescription refills. The dental service is closed all week. Emergency care will be provided through the Emergency Department.

National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR)
The Day Care Unit will be closed on 25 and 26 June and will re-open on Tuesday, 27 June. There will be a morning clinic for Oncology, Hematology, Pain Management and urgent referrals on 28 and 29 June. Radiotherapy will remain open throughout the holidays.

Heart Hospital
All outpatient clinics will be closed from Sunday, 25 June to Thursday, 29 June and will re-open on 2 July.

Rumailah Hospital
Dermatology Clinics will be closed from 25 to 27 June. There will be morning clinics from 9 am to 12 pm on 28 and 29 June. Plastic Surgery Clinics will be closed on 25 June while morning clinics will operate from 8 am to 1 pm on 26 to 29 June. The Wound Care Clinic will be closed from 25 to 27 June and there will be morning clinics from 8 am to 1 pm on 28 and 29 June. There will be no Geriatric Clinics; however, the DOTS (direct observed therapy short course) will run every day from 6 am to 10 pm.

Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services clinics, including all evening clinics, will be closed from 25 to 29 June, with the exception of an Injection Administration Clinic which will remain open on Tuesday, 27 June from 7 am to 12 pm. The Older Adult Outreach Service will operate from 25 June and the Community Adult Outreach Service will be on-call for emergencies only. The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) will be closed from 25 to 29 June and will re-open on Sunday, 2 July. All other clinics will re-open on Sunday, 2 July.

Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC)

The main health centres in Doha (Al-Rayyan, Madinat Khalifa, Al-Muntazah, Umm Ghuwailina, Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq, Omar bin Al-Khatab, West Bay and Mesaimeer) will work in double shifts from 7 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm-10 pm, except for Mesaimeer health centre, which does not work in the morning on Fridays.  Dental services at these centres will be available during these hours, except for the first day of Eid al-Fitr and Friday mornings.

Outside Doha, the health centres of Al-Khor, Al-Shamal and Al-Wakrah will be open from 7 am to 11 pm, while Khor and Al-Shamal centres will be closed for two hours a day from 2 pm-4 pm.  Al-Shahania health centre will be open every day from 7 am to 9 pm, while health centres of Al-Jamiliyah, Al-Kaaban, Al-Ghuwairiya and Umm Bab will work on an on-call system around the clock.

Regarding dental services, Al-Wakrah health centre dental clinic will open daily from 7 am to 2 pm and from 3 pm-9 pm except the first day of the Eid and Friday morning. In the centres of Al-Khor, Al-Shamal and Al-Shahania dental services will be available from 7 am to 2 pm, except on the first day of Eid. Dental service will not be available in Al-Shamal and Al-Shahania on Friday and Saturday.

Health centres of Umm Salal, Al-Daayen, Airport, Al-Karaana, Al-Gharafa and Abu Nakhla will all be closed during the holidays. With respect to specialised clinics, ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat (ENT) clinics will operate daily during all the morning period, from 15-25 July (except on Friday and Saturday for the ENT clinic and on Friday, July 24th for the ophthalmology clinic).

With regard to the premarital screening programme, only Al-Rayyan health centre will operate on Sunday, 19 July and on Wednesday, 22 July from 7 am to 1 pm.

Dental Outpatient Department
The Dental Outpatient Department will be closed from 25 to 29 June; emergency appointments will be available on 28 and 29 June.

Qatar Rehabilitation Institute
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Outpatient clinics are closed throughout the holidays. A physician on-call service will be available.

Ambulatory Care Centre
The Ambulatory Care Centre’s Podiatry Clinics and the GI/Endoscopy Clinic will be closed from 25 to 29 June and will re-open on Sunday, 2 July.

Communicable Disease Centre
There will be one morning clinic every day at the Communicable Disease Centre from 26 to 29 June from 7:30 am to 12 pm. An evening clinic will run from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

The Hamad Customer Service Center (Nesma’ak) will be closed from 25 to 27 June and will re-open on 28 and 29 June from 8 am to 4 pm.  Patients requiring information can call 16060 to inquire or change their appointments. 

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