Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) and Medical Commission  have announced the schedule for the moly month of Ramadan in all departments and healthcare centres.

The working hours  for PHCC headquarters will be from  9am - 2pm from Sunday to Thursday. The Medical Commission will work from  9am to 5.30pm.

All the health centres in Doha city, namely Al Rayyan Health Centre, Madinat Khalifa Health Centre, Al Muntazah Health Centre, Umm Ghwailina Health Centre, Abu Baker Seddiq Health Centre, Omar Bin Al Khattab Health Centre and West Bay Health Centre will provide therapeutic services in the morning shift from 9am to 2pm and evening shift from 4pm to1am including Friday and Saturday.

Dental Services in these centres will be provided in morning shift from 9am to 2pm and evening shift from 8pm to 1am including Friday evening shift only and Saturday both morning and evening shifts.

At Airport Health Centre, Al Gharrafa Health Centre, Mesaimeer Health Centre and Abu Nakhla Health Centre, therapeutic services will be from 9am to 2pm in the morning shift and from 8pm to 1am in the evening shift.

The dental services will be from 9am to 2pm and from 8pm to 1am. However, the dental service is not available on Friday and Saturday in these health centres.


Indian mission records 
133 deaths this year


A total of 133 Indian expatriates have died so far in Qatar this year, according to information provided at the monthly Open House of the Indian embassy yesterday.

During this month alone 13 deaths were reported to the embassy. The death figures in the Indian community were 237 and 241 deaths in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

The session, chaired by Indian Ambassador Sanjiv Arora took up a number of urgent consular and labour issues/cases.

Arora and other officials met the complainants, discussed their problems and assured them of the steps that the embassy would pursue with the local authorities concerned.

The house was informed that 86 Indians are housed at the Central Prison and the Deportation Centre has 429 Indian expatriates.

The Labour and Community Welfare Section received a total of 2,026 complaints from January this year until June 25.

In 2012 and 2013, the two sections received 3,385 and 3,558 complaints, respectively.

On the basis of requests received from the Qatari authorities for travel documents for detainees in the Deportation Centre, the embassy issued 21 emergency certificates (ECs) this month.

The embassy’s follow up facilitated the travel of 81 Indian nationals from the Deportation Centre during this month.

The Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF), working under the aegis of the Indian embassy, continued to help the workers through various welfare measures, including provision of  air tickets, financial assistance and medical help.

It is notable that among other assistance, ICBF provided 14 air tickets in May this year and 10 air tickets this month.

Kareem Abdullah, president, ICBF, also attended the Open House.