Qtel donates new kidney centre
Doha, March 8, 2010
Qatar Telecom (Qtel), a leading provider of telecom services, has donated a new kidney centre to Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), a premier non-profit healthcare provider, in Doha.
Work has already begun to transfer patients from the old dialysis unit at HMC into the Fahad Bin Jassim Kidney Centre, which will provide vital treatment for patients, a statement said.
“As Qtel continues to grow and develop, we look to share the benefits of our development with the people of Qatar, to provide them with the facilities and services they need to live happy and fulfilled lives,” said Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al-Thani, chairman of Qtel.
“The Fahad Bin Jassim Kidney Centre will make a distinct contribution by helping to alleviate the suffering that people with kidney disease undergo every day.”
The opening of the centre, which will provide dialysis facilities for people suffering acute and chronic kidney disease, is in line with Qtel’s promise to “Fuel the senses” of the Qatari community, the statement said.
The new kidney centre offers a modern and spacious area for patients, with 80 stations and 20 private rooms. It has been designed to offer some of the most advanced treatment standards in the region, to provide comfort for those in need.
The new facility is located across from the HMC complex in Bin Omran, to ensure that integrated care is provided for patients and supported by ongoing cooperation between the medical hubs.
Dr Hanan Al Kuwari, managing director of HMC said: “The Fahad Bin Jassim Kidney Centre will provide the best possible service for patients in a relaxing, attractive environment, supported by advanced equipment and a highly-trained team of specialists.”
The first floor of the new kidney centre will be made available for male patients, while the second will be dedicated for the treatment of females.
The Fahad Bin Jassim Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art dialysis stations, a number of educational and training facilities to instruct and prepare patients and their families before the dialysis phase, an outpatient service with huge capacity, and a specialized pharmacy.
The centre will provide dialysis facilities for people suffering acute and chronic kidney disease who have to undergo the procedure up to three times a week. – TradeArabia News Service