Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Qatar- PHCC introduces pre-marital screening at health centres  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - The Peninsula - 25/08/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has added pre-marital screening to the list of services offered at its health centres.

The new service is in line with an Emiri Decree in 2009, which requires all Qatari couples who intend to get married to go through a check-up. The requirement was extended to all residents through an Emiri Decree in April 2012. Residents must undergo screening in the private sector.

Dr Amal Al Ali, Family Medicine Specialist, West Bay Health Center, said the service aims to detect possible sexually- transmitted diseases such as hepatitis, HIV and Aids, sickle cell anaemia, thalassemia and other genetic diseases. "We would also like to raise awareness about ways of preventing and avoiding these diseases to protect the future generations".

The system has been implemented at five health centres - Airport, Al Khor, Al Gharafa, West Bay and Al Rayyan.

The service is confidential and information obtained by centres will never be shared with any third party.

To undergo screening, couples should follow the next steps:

To avoid waiting for long hours, it is recommended to make an appointment either in person, at any of our centres, or by phone. Both parties must attend the appointment. Upon arrival, the couple should report to the reception desk in the health centre, where the receptionist will complete a patient personal information form. Then, the nurse will collect their biometric data and forward them to the doctor, who will provide advice and request the tests that need to be performed. A blood sample will be collected, as it is required by the laboratory.

The results will be ready within a week. If the results are positive, medical examination certificates will be issued for both parties.

If any disease is detected, the parties will be referred to Hamad Medical Corporation for counselling and treatment.

 


The Peninsula




  MENA News Headlines
 Nov 20 2014 - Xerox Corporate Golf 12th qualifying round tomorrowArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge 2014 returns to Dirab Golf & Country Club for the 12th qualifying round on Friday with another full field expected to tee it up for the 8 ...

 Nov 20 2014 - Kobe hits career milestone in Lakers win over HawksArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) ATLANTA: Kobe Bryant scored 28 points and passed the 32000-point mark for his NBA career Tuesday to spark the Los Angeles Lakers over the host Atlanta Hawks 114-109.The Lakers ...

 Nov 20 2014 - Saudi- Ivory Coast book Africa Cup of Nations placeArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) ABUJA: Ivory Coast became the latest team to reach the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday after they played out a scoreless draw against fellow qualifiers Cameroon in ...

 Nov 20 2014 - Saudi- Nigerian govt 'playing politics' with Boko HaramArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) ABUJA: Nigeria's main opposition party on Wednesday accused the government of playing politics with Boko Haram as it held its first major election rally.'The PDP (Peoples ...

 Nov 20 2014 - Erdogan raps US on Syria ahead of Biden visitArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday chided the United States for failing to meet Turkey's conditions to play a bigger role in the anti-IS coalition in Syria in a ...

 Nov 20 2014 - French jets hit IS targets at KobaniArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) PARIS: France said on Wednesday that Rafale jets had struck Islamic State targets alongside coalition planes near the northern Iraq city of Kirkuk to help breach the group's ...

 Nov 20 2014 - Land grab: Israel OKs 78 new settler homesArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) JERUSALEM: Israel on Wednesday approved the construction of 78 new homes in two settlements on West Bank land annexed to Jerusalem likely to aggravate Palestinian anger at a time ...

 Nov 20 2014 - Saudi- Al-Hussaini Trading opens new Longines boutiquesArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Mohammad AlHussaini managing director of Al-Hussaini Trading Company sole agent for Longines watches in Saudi Arabia for 34 years along with Walter Von Kanel president Longines ...

 Nov 20 2014 - Saudi- Home Centre launches latest catalogArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Home Centre the region's major home retailer has released its latest catalog at a media event hosted at Riyadh's flagship store on King Abdullah Road.Top officials from Home ...

 Nov 20 2014 - Emirates chairman: Arab airlines have increasing global impact and visibilityArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Arab airlines have increasing impact and visibility on the global stage with many countries in the Arab world recognizing the economic importance of aviation and investing in ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help