The Cuban Hospital (TCH) – a member of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has recently received baby Tamem Abdulrab as its 1000th baby delivered since it officially opened in 2012.

The Cuban Hospital saw its first birth in 30 September 2012 when Zain Aldin Barakat, grandson of Philip Lowen, CEO made his entrance into the world. The hospital has seen many more births since then, culminating in this week’s celebrations as the 1000th baby was born. Baby Tamem was born to Yemeni parents at 7 am on 24 April and delivered by Dr Maria del Loreto Tellez and nurse Maidolys Lovit.

Tamem’s father Salem Abdulrab expressed joy at the birth of his son said:

I can’t describe how happy I am that my son is the 1000th baby to be born at The Cuban Hospital. On behalf of my family, I would like to thank the hospital staff for their professionalism in ensuring the safe delivery and for the special gifts presented to us.  The quality of care we have received has been outstanding and we are proud to be a part of this important milestone for The Cuban Hospital.’

TCH is a joint project between the government of the State of Qatar and the government of the Republic of Cuba. The hospital is staffed by 455 Cuban medical professionals supported by HMC technical and administration staff offering the safe, patient-centred and compassionate care to each and every one of its patients.

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The number of babies born at TCH so far this year is 164 babies – a 93% increase in the number of births at the hospital for the same period last year.

In recent years, HMC has placed particular emphasis on expanding its care services, and in particular maternity services outside Doha through its three general hospitals in Dukhan, Al Wakra and Al Khor. The Cuban Hospital is increasingly a destination hospital for many residents from Doha as well as the local communities of Western Qatar.

Prior to the opening of Al Khor Hospital in 2006, Women’s Hospital was HMC’s sole provider of maternity services, however with The Cuban Hospital and Al Wakra Hospital opening in 2012, there are more options available for parents to decide where to deliver their babies. Expectant mothers have benefitted from this greater choice, with many choosing to deliver their babies at one of HMC’s general hospitals.

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