The plan was outlined between February and April 2022. The first phase already started last Tuesday, 1 February, with the resumption of 50% face-to face consultations across all services at all PHCC health centres. These include the Family Medicine Model (FMM), Dental General, Dental Speciality, and all Speciality services.
Virtual consultations will also continue to be provided, as per patient preference. The Rawdat Al Khail Health Center will continue to operate as a COVID-19 dedicated health centre, and drive-through swabbing services will be provided at PHCC health centres until further notice. In addition, SMART clinics and Dental services will function at 50%, and the Community Call Center will offer urgent consultations.
PHCC has committed to offering patients access to routine and essential medical services during the various phases of the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring the health and safety of the community. To support national efforts to combat the pandemic, PHCC said that their facilities and services are equipped with stringent safety and preventive measures. These measures include smart scheduling of appointments, the use of personal protective equipment, social distancing, regular virus testing for staff, as well as strict hygiene and disinfection protocols.
To date, Qatar has already recorded 341,628 cases since the start of the pandemic, with 321,767 recoveries, 649 deaths and 19,212 active cases. More than 5.8 million vaccine doses have already been administered to 87% of the total population in Qatar.
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