Muaither Health Centre, under the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), recently extended its urgent care service to 24 hours of operation. The health centre, one of the 27 across the country and 10 in the region, will provide care for patients 24/7 for ‘non-threatening’ medical needs such as minor burns, sprains, severe headache or earache, dehydration and dizziness, PHCC has said in a statement. The urgent care centre will be led by a team of specialist doctors and nurses, including paediatricians, supported by pharmacy and X-ray services. The health centre currently offers a range of services, including family medicine services such as non-communicable disease, antenatal and postnatal care, well baby and periodic immunisation, well women services and school health.
Urgent care is a comprehensive service, delivered by a specialised team designed to meet Qatar’s community urgent medical needs in an easy, accessible, quick and efficient manner. The urgent care service will help connect more people in the neighbouring areas to the health centre, such as Al Rayyan, Abu Nakhla, Mesaimeer and Al Wajbah, the statement adds.
PHCC aims to provide urgent care services at 10 health centres by the end of 2020, the statement notes. The corporation also provides 24-hour urgent care service at the Rawdat Al Khail, Al Gharafa, Al Kaaban, Al Sheehaniyah and Al Shamal health centres as well as Abu Baker Al Siddiq Health Centre. Other 24-hour urgent care health centres are expected to go live in the next 12 months.