(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) is now providing services at specialised clinics during the weekend in some of its healthcare centres, according to geographical distribution and the number of patients. The PHCC began to open specialised clinics during the weekend in some healthcare centres since September 16, with a plan to expand it and include more centres.
The Executive Director of Operations at the PHCC, Dr Samia Al Abdullah, said that in addition to the general and dental clinics which were earlier operational during the weekend, services such as ophthalmology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, ultrasound and physiotherapy are now available on Saturdays.
Also PHCC has increased the number of dental clinics on Saturdays and patients can schedule their appointments to these clinics on Saturdays by calling 107. Dr. Al Abdullah said that 25 percent of the capacity of clinics and specialised services on Saturday for emergencies and visits on the same day without a prior appointment, and 75 percent of the capacity was allocated for visits by appointment and transfers from other centres.
She also pointed out that this step comes within the objectives of PHCC aims to achieve within the framework of its development plans, which intend to remove all obstacles that prevent the access of visitors to their services fast to align with the pillars of the National Health Strategy and in line with the vision of Qatar National 2030.
The specialised clinics are open during the weekend in morning hours on Saturdays, where the ophthalmology services are available at Rawdat Alkhail, Al Rayyan and Madinat Khalifa , and ophthalmology, dermatology and physiotherapy services are available at Rawdat Alkhail and Leabaib Health Centre, and for ENT Clinics open at the Rawdat Alkhail Health Centre, and for Ultrasound services available at Rawdat Alkhail, Mesaimeer and Madinat Khalifa Health Centre.
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