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RIS/PACS Solution is now Available in HMC in Doha


A multi-site Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) was implemented in Doha by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). This system allows physicians to access their patients’ x-ray image records instead of using traditional X-ray films on their screens at the touch of a button. A better understanding of the patient’s […]

Hopes Across Qatar Towards Decreasing Medicines Prices


In the way to decrease medicines prices in Qatar, the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) is expected to shortly allow new importers to bring medicines to the country from multiple sources. Industry sources said “The few wholesale dealers, who had been enjoying monopoly over the market for years, would rule the roost until the […]

The First Qatar National Health Accounts Report Discussed Healthy Problems


The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) in Doha submitted the first Qatar National Health Accounts Report on Saturday. This report shows that Qatar spent last year QR9.53bn on healthcare of which 77.5% was funded by the public sector and 22.5% by the private sector. “Although the total health expenditure increased by only 1.6 percent […]

HMC Received Grants for Improving Research Projects


The Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)‘s research projects have been developed with a huge grant that the cooperation received recently, as a senior official announced. Dr Hanan Al Kuwari, HMC Managing Director said “This is an excellent achievement, and a testament to the quality and potential of the HMC researchers. It is also an indication […]

Qatar Hosts Launching of Gulf Federation of Manufacturers of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies


The medical issues of the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Yemen will be patronized and regulated by the first union called The Gulf Federation of Manufacturers of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies launched in Doha. Qatar-based Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) was the organizer of the constituent meeting.

Abdul-Aziz bin […]

SCH Applies New System to Decrease Prices of Medications in Doha


Industry Sources in Doha expect that the high prices of medications would take some time until the market gets ready for a new system of open competition. In order to reduce the prices of medications, the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has done a lot according to the new laws that aim to promote […]

Qatar Attends WHA 64th Session in Geneva


Qatar is participating in the 64th session of the World Health Assembly Conference taking place currently in Geneva. The leader of Qatar’s delegation to the WHA 64th session is Minister of Public Health, Dr Abdullah bin Khalid Al Qahtani, who is also the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Health (SCH).

In the […]

SCH Approves New medical Tests at Private Hospitals in Doha


The start of the Medical Commission services at three private hospitals in Doha has been delayed. The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has allowed the Al Ahli Hospital, Al Emadi Hospital and the Doha Clinic to deliver the mandatory medical check up for some categories of foreign workers. The service was expected to start […]

HMC Launches ‘Qatar Healthcare Risk Management Week’ in Doha


The inaugural ‘Qatar Healthcare Risk Management Week’ has been launched in Doha by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) discussing enhancing the knowledge and expertise of professionals involved in healthcare risk management. The event will continue until the 12th of May. Gary Needle, Assistant Managing Director, Dr Badriya Al Ali, Executive Director of Quality Management Department, […]

The First Robotic ENT Surgery carried out in Qatar


A robotic ENT procedure has been recently carried out for the first time in the region in Qatar. The Qatar Robotic Surgery Center (QRSC) operated the surgery. Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) cooperated with Hamad Medical Corporation to develop this surgery quality. Dr Abdulla Al Ansari, Chairman of Surgery at Hamad Medical Corporation […]